Fleming Family History

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Fleming Name Meaning

English: ethnic name for someone from Flanders. 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. The word reflects a Norman French form of Old French flamenc, from the stem flam- + the Germanic suffix -ing. The surname is also common in south and east Scotland and in Ireland, where it is sometimes found in the Gaelicized form Pléimeann. German: variant of Flemming, cognate with 1.

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

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

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Fleming Family Origin

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Fleming Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Fleming. 37% of Fleming men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Fleming women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fleming were Carpenter and Income

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Student
  • Income

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

Fleming Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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

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Draft Card

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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Fleming Life Expectancy

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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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