Flett Family History

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Flett Name Meaning

Scottish: probably a habitational name originating in the Orkneys, from a place in the parish of Delting, Shetland, named with an Old Norse term denoting a strip of arable land or pasture. On the other hand it may be from the Old Norse byname Fljótr ‘swift’, ‘speedy’. Compare Fleet 2. The surname is now most common around Aberdeen and in Orkney.

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


Similar surnames: Fleet, Fett, Flatt, Flott, Platt, Brett, Nett, Frett, Plett, Leet

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Flett Family Origin

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Flett Family Occupations

What did your Flett 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 Flett. 37% of Flett men worked as a General Labourer and 81% of Flett women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Flett were Hairdresser and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    37%
  • Dock Labourer
    28%
  • Civil Engineer Contractor Agent Travelling
    19%
  • Hairdresser
    19%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    81%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    6%
  • Private Means
    2%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%

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

Flett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Flett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Flett 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 Flett. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Flett. For the veterans among your Flett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Flett Life Expectancy

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Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Flett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Flett in 1961 was 47, and 66 in 2004.

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