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Flett Name Meaning

Scottish: probably a habitational name originating in the Orkneys, from a place in the parish of Delting, Shetland, named with an Old Norse term denoting a strip of arable land or pasture. On the other hand it may be from the Old Norse byname Fljótr ‘swift’, ‘speedy’. Compare Fleet 2. The surname is now most common around Aberdeen and in Orkney.

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


Similar surnames: Fleet, Fett, Flatt, Flott, Platt, Brett, Nett, Frett, Plett, Leet

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Flett Family Origin

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Flett Family Occupations

What did your Flett ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Flett family was Carpenter. The most common Flett occupation in Canada was Farmer. 34% of Flett's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Flett.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Labourer

    11%
  • Going To School

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Flett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Flett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Flett 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Flett. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Flett. For the veterans among your Flett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Flett Life Expectancy

What is the average Flett lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Flett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Flett in 1961 was 47, and 66 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Flett 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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