Fleet Family History
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Fleet Name Meaning
habitational name from one of the places called Fleet, in Dorset, Hampshire, Kent, and Lincolnshire, or from Holt Fleet on the Severn river in Worcestershire, all named with Old English fleot ‘stream’ or ‘estuary’. It may also be a topographic name from the same word used independently. nickname for a swift runner, from Middle English flete ‘fleet’, ‘rapid’ (probably from Old English fleotan ‘to float or glide rapidly’, and so ultimately akin to 1).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press