Fletcher Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Fletcher Name Meaning: An occupational name meaning arrowsmith.

This English surname derives from the French word 'fleche' meaning arrow and was used to describe anyone who made or sold arrows. This surname was first seen around the early 1200's.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Fletcher Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Fletcher family

Profession Census Frequency
Scholar 3,361
Agricultural Labourer 575
Coal Miner 330
Cotton Weaver 279
Labourer 275
House Servant 211
Dress Maker 183
House Keeper 160
Servant 135
Carter 128
Laundress 106
General Servant 94
Blacksmith 83
Tailor 83
Cotton Winder 75
Shoe Maker 72
Farmer 55
House Maid 54
Silk Weaver 54
Wife Of Above 54
Gardener 53
Carpenter 50
Farm Labourer 47
Domestic Servant 44
Stone Mason 44

Fletcher Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Fletcher 100% 222,037
2 Flitcher 88% 3,109
3 Flatcher 88% 809
4 Feltcher 75% 145

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The surname Fletcher is the most popular version of all its varients

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