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

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Labourer

    11%
  • Going To School

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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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Between 1961 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Flett

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