History of your Surname
Get access to Flohr family records.Start a free trial

Flohr Family History

Flohr Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the medieval Latin personal name Florentius (see Florence ) or of Florian . Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Flor ‘array of flowers’ or metonymic occupational name from German Flor ‘gauze’.

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


Similar surnames: Flor, Flore, Floor, Lohr, Klohr, Mohr, Rohr, Klahr, Fluhr, Loehr

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Flohr family from?

You can see how Flohr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Flohr family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Flohr families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Flohr families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 70% of all the recorded Flohr's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Flohr families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Flohr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Flohr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Flohr. 23% of Flohr men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Flohr women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Flohr were Farm Laborer and Housework. .

View Census Data for Flohr | Data not to scale

*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 1940

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housework
    8%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Flohr family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Flohr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Flohr census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Flohr

Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Flohr. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Flohr immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Flohr. For the veterans among your Flohr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Flohr military records

You've only scratched the surface of Flohr family history

Discover More

What is the average Flohr lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Flohr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Flohr in 1943 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Flohr

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Flohr family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial