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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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Where is the Flower family from?

You can see how Flower families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Flower family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Flower families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 25 Flower families living in New Brunswick. This was about 22% of all the recorded Flower's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Flower families in 1911.
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What did your Flower ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Flower. 49% of Flower men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Flower women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Flower were Miner and Milliner.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    49%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Miner
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    60%
  • Milliner
    40%
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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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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