Flagg Family History

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Flagg Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places such as Flagg in Derbyshire and Flags in Nottinghamshire, named from Old English flage or Old Norse flaga ‘slab’, or from Old Norse flag ‘turf’, ‘sod’.

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

Similar surnames: Fagg, Lage, Clegg, Fogg, Dagg, Flack, Flaa, Hagg, Stagg, Lago

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Flagg Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Flagg name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Flagg Family Origin

Where is the Flagg family from?

Flagg Family Occupations

What did your Flagg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Flagg. The most common Flagg occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Flagg's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Flagg family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Flagg Historical Records

What Flagg family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Flagg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Flagg 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Flagg. 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.

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Draft Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Flagg. For the veterans among your Flagg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Flagg Life Expectancy

What is the average Flagg lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Flagg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Flagg in 1945 was 20, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Flagg 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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