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Florence Name Meaning

English: from the personal name Florence used by both sexes (from Latin masculine Florentius and feminine Florentia from florens ‘blooming flowering’ and ultimately from flos genitive floris ‘flower’). Both Latin names were borne by several early Christian martyrs. English: habitational name from Florence in Italy originally named in Latin as Florentia. French: from the female personal name Florence (see 1 above).

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


Similar surnames: Lawrence, Llorente, Flore, Lorette, Morency, Florendo, Clarence

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Where is the Florence family from?

You can see how Florence families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Florence family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Florence families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 216 Florence families living in London. This was about 27% of all the recorded Florence's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Florence families in 1891.
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What did your Florence 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 Florence. 39% of Florence men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Florence women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Florence were Heavy Worker and Private Means. .

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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
    39%
  • General Labourer Unemployed
    8%
  • Milk Salesman
    8%
  • Heavy Worker
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    71%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Domestic Duties
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%
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Census Records

There are 66,000 census records available for the last name Florence. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Florence 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Florence. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Florence. For the veterans among your Florence ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Florence lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Florence life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Florence in 1945 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

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