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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Farmer

    2%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Carpenter and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fleet. A less common occupation for the Fleet family was Farmer. The most common Fleet occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Fleet's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Fleet Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fleet

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