Fleck Family History

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Fleck Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German vlec(ke), German Fleck ‘patch’, ‘spot’ or Yiddish flek, of varied application. Bahlow suggests that this may be a metonymic occupational name for a user of patches in repairing shoes, clothes, or utensils, or a habitational name from a place named with this word. In some parts of Germany this was the term for a type of round, flat loaf; the surname could therefore have arisen as a metonymic occupational name for a baker. In some cases the Jewish name was probably ornamental.

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

Similar surnames: Beck, Flack, Leck, Flock, Boeck, Flecker, Flach, Fluck, Bleck, Speck

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Fleck Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fleck name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Fleck. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Fleck Family Origin

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Fleck Family Occupations

What did your Fleck ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Fleck occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Fleck's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fleck family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fleck.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Fleck Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Fleck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fleck 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Fleck. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Fleck. For the veterans among your Fleck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fleck Life Expectancy

What is the average Fleck lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Fleck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Fleck in 1943 was 27, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fleck 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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