Fletcher Family History

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Fletcher Name Meaning

English: occupational name for an arrowsmith, Middle English, Old French flech(i)er (from Old French fleche ‘arrow’).

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

Similar surnames: Letcher, Flesher, Ketcher, Hatcher, Stitcher, Feather, Peacher

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Fletcher Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fletcher name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Fletcher. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Fletcher Family Origin

Where is the Fletcher family from?

Fletcher Family Occupations

What did your Fletcher ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fletcher. A less common occupation for the Fletcher family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Fletcher occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Fletcher's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Fletcher ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Fletcher Historical Records

What Fletcher family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 966,000 census records available for the last name Fletcher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fletcher 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 99,000 immigration records available for the last name Fletcher. 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 114,000 military records available for the last name Fletcher. For the veterans among your Fletcher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fletcher Life Expectancy

What is the average Fletcher lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Fletcher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Fletcher in 1940 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fletcher

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fletcher ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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