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

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Fleck Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fleck. 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.

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Between 1943 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fleck

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