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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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Where is the Fleck family from?

You can see how Fleck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fleck family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fleck families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 44 Fleck families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Fleck's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Fleck families in 1840.
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What did your Fleck ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fleck. 17% of Fleck men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Fleck women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fleck were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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
    17%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housework
    6%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Passenger Lists

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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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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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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