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Flathers Name Meaning

English: variant of or patronymic from Flather, a metonymic occupational name for a maker of flathes or flawns, a type of pancake or custard, Middle English flather, flathir.

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


Similar surnames: Weathers, Feather, Lather, Flasher, Feathers, Lathers, Latner

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Where is the Flathers family from?

You can see how Flathers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Flathers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Flathers families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Flathers families living in Indiana. This was about 80% of all the recorded Flathers's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Flathers families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Flathers surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Flathers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Flathers. 29% of Flathers men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Flathers women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Flathers were Clerk and Seamstress.

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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

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Salesman
    21%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    28%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • None
    19%
  • Seamstress
    19%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Flathers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Flathers census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 180 immigration records available for the last name Flathers. 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 Cards

There are 643 military records available for the last name Flathers. For the veterans among your Flathers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Flathers lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Flathers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Flathers in 1958 was 70, and 76 in 2004.

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