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Fleming Family History

Fleming Name Meaning

English: ethnic name for someone from Flanders from Middle English fleming. The word reflects a Norman French form of Old French flamanc ‘Fleming’ from the stem flam- + the ancient Germanic suffix -ing. In the Middle Ages there was considerable commercial intercourse between England and the Netherlands particularly in the wool trade and many Flemish weavers and dyers settled in England. This surname is also common in south and east Scotland and in Ireland where it is sometimes found in the Gaelicized form Pléamonn. German: variant of Flemming cognate with 1 above.

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

Similar surnames: Flemming, Flaming, Flemings, Freking, Lein, Emling, Fearing, Leming

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Where is the Fleming family from?

You can see how Fleming families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fleming family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fleming families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 1,320 Fleming families living in Lancashire. This was about 22% of all the recorded Fleming's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Fleming families in 1891.
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What did your Fleming ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Fleming. 11% of Fleming men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Fleming women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fleming were Incapacitated and Incapacitated. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Retired
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Incapacitated
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Census Records

There are 610,000 census records available for the last name Fleming. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fleming census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 95,000 immigration records available for the last name Fleming. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 107,000 military records available for the last name Fleming. For the veterans among your Fleming ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fleming lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Fleming life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Fleming in 1940 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

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