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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. In the US it may also be a translation of a name in another language meaning ‘flower’ such as German Blum or Dutch Bloem . English: metonymic occupational name for a miller or flour merchant or perhaps a nickname for someone with a pale complexion from Middle English flo(u)r ‘flour’. This is in origin the same word as in 1 above 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 Middle English floer ‘arrow maker’ an agent derivative of Middle English flō ‘arrow’ (Old English flān). Welsh: Anglicized form of the personal name Llywarch of unexplained etymology. English: variant of Floor .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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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 United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 27 Flower families living in New York. This was about 28% of all the recorded Flower's in USA. New York had the highest population of Flower families in 1840.
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What did your Flower ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Flower. 15% of Flower men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Flower women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Flower were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Saleslady
    9%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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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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