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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fleming name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Fleming. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Fleming Family Origin

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Fleming Family Occupations

What did your Fleming ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fleming. A less common occupation for the Fleming family was Laborer. The most common Fleming occupation in Canada was Farmer. 37% of Fleming's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Labourer

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Fleming ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fleming ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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