Fleet Family History

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Fleet Name Meaning

habitational name from one of the places called Fleet, in Dorset, Hampshire, Kent, and Lincolnshire, or from Holt Fleet on the Severn river in Worcestershire, all named with Old English fleot ‘stream’ or ‘estuary’. It may also be a topographic name from the same word used independently. nickname for a swift runner, from Middle English flete ‘fleet’, ‘rapid’ (probably from Old English fleotan ‘to float or glide rapidly’, and so ultimately akin to 1).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Flett, Lee, Leet, Lees, Leed, Free, Flint, Cleek, Clee, Gleed

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Fleet Family Origin

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Fleet Family Occupations

What did your Fleet ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Fleet. 12% of Fleet men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Fleet women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fleet were Bricklayer and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Fleet Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Fleet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fleet census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Fleet. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 34,000 military records available for the last name Fleet. For the veterans among your Fleet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fleet Life Expectancy

What is the average Fleet lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Fleet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Fleet in 1943 was 31, and 75 in 2004.

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