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Fleck Surname Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German vlec(ke) German Fleck ‘patch spot’ or Yiddish flek of varied application. Bahlow suggests that this may be a metonymic occupational name for a user of patches in repairing shoes clothes or utensils or a habitational name from a place called with this word. In some parts of Germany this was the term for a type of round flat loaf; the surname could therefore have arisen as a metonymic occupational name for a baker. In some cases the Jewish name was probably ornamental. English (Northumberland) and Scottish: nickname derived from flecked ‘pied spotted’ which is on record since 1377; the noun fleck ‘skin blemish: freckle’ is not recorded till 1596 but may well have existed earlier. Alternatively a metonymic occupational name from Middle English flek(e) ‘hurdle’ (Old Norse fleki) for a maker of hurdles. English: perhaps a shortened variant of Flecknoe from the place so named in Wolfhampcote Warwickshire.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Beck, Flack, Leck, Flock, Boeck, Flecker, Flach, Fluck, Bleck, Speck

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You can see how Fleck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fleck family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fleck families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 71 Fleck families living in London. This was about 37% of all the recorded Fleck's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Fleck families in 1891.
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What did your Fleck ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cinema Projectionist and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Fleck. 50% of Fleck men worked as a Cinema Projectionist and 81% of Fleck women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fleck were Iron Moulder H W and Unpaid Domestic. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Cinema Projectionist
    50%
  • Iron Moulder H W
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    81%
  • Private Means
    7%
  • Domestic Servant
    5%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    5%
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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Fleck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Fleck in 1943 was 27, and 74 in 2004.

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