Fly Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Danish: unexplained. Perhaps an altered spelling of Dutch Vlij, a topographic name from vallei ‘lowland’, ‘marsh’; in New Netherland this became a common term for a swamp.

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


Similar surnames: Fey, Bly, Fay, Fulp, Hoy, Iley, Flye, Fall, Lo, Fry

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Fly Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fly name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    52%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    17%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    5%

  • Benin/Togo

    4%

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Fly Family Origin

Where is the Fly family from?

Fly Family Occupations

What did your Fly ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fly. A less common occupation for the Fly family was Keeping House. The most common Fly occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Fly's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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Fly Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Fly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fly 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Fly. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Fly. For the veterans among your Fly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fly Life Expectancy

What is the average Fly lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Fly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Fly in 1954 was 45, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fly 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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