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Flower Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English flo(u)r ‘flower’, ‘blossom’ (Old French flur, from Latin flos, genitive floris). This was a conventional term of endearment in medieval romantic poetry, and as early as the 13th century it is also regularly found as a female personal name. English: metonymic occupational name for a miller or flour merchant, or perhaps a nickname for a pasty-faced person, from Middle English flo(u)r ‘flour’. This is in origin the same word as in 1, with the transferred sense ‘flower, pick of the meal’. Although the two words are now felt to be accidental homophones, they were not distinguished in spelling before the 18th century. English: occupational name for an arrowsmith, from an agent derivative of Middle English flo ‘arrow’ (Old English fla). Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Llywarch, of unexplained origin. Translation of French Lafleur.

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


Similar surnames: Clower, Blower, Lower, Power, Tower, Loder, Bower, Lowery, Flore

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Flower Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Flower name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    53%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

  • Norway

    3%

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Flower Family Origin

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Flower Family Occupations

What did your Flower ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, farmer, Student and Commis. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Flower. A less common occupation for the Flower family was Comml. Traveler. The most common Flower occupation in Canada was Farmer. 24% of Flower's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Student

    18%
  • Commis.

    6%
  • Comml. Traveler

    6%

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

Flower Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 99,000 census records available for the last name Flower. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Flowercensus 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Flower. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Flower. For the veterans among your Flower ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Flower Life Expectancy

What is the average Flower lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Flower life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Flower in 1951 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Flower 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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