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Flower Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English flo(u)r ‘flower’, ‘blossom’ (Old French flur, from Latin flos, genitive floris). This was a conventional term of endearment in medieval romantic poetry, and as early as the 13th century it is also regularly found as a female personal name. English: metonymic occupational name for a miller or flour merchant, or perhaps a nickname for a pasty-faced person, from Middle English flo(u)r ‘flour’. This is in origin the same word as in 1, with the transferred sense ‘flower, pick of the meal’. Although the two words are now felt to be accidental homophones, they were not distinguished in spelling before the 18th century. English: occupational name for an arrowsmith, from an agent derivative of Middle English flo ‘arrow’ (Old English fla). Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Llywarch, of unexplained origin. Translation of French Lafleur.

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


Similar surnames: Clower, Blower, Lower, Power, Tower, Loder, Bower, Lowery, Flore

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Flower Family Origin

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Flower Family Occupations

What did your Flower 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 Flower. 2% of Flower men worked as a General Labourer and 53% of Flower women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Flower were Dairy Farmer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    2%
  • Builders Labourer
    1%
  • Bricklayer
    1%
  • Dairy Farmer
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    53%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Private Means
    2%
  • Housewife
    2%

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

Flower Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Flower. For the veterans among your Flower ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Flower Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Flower life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Flower in 1951 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

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