History of your Surname
Get access to Flood family records.Start a free trial

Flood Family History

Flood Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a small stream or an intermittent spring (Old English flod(e), from flowan ‘to flow’). Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Llwyd (see Lloyd). Irish: translation of various names correctly or erroneously associated with Gaelic tuile ‘flood’ (see Toole).

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


Similar surnames: Ford, Blood, Floor, Hood, Loud, Cloud, Flott, Good, Flook, Look

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Flood family from?

You can see how Flood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Flood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Flood families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 49 Flood families living in New York. This was about 20% of all the recorded Flood's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Flood families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Flood surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Flood ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Flood. 16% of Flood men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Flood women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Flood were Clerk and Maid.

View Census data for Flood | Data not to scale

*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
    16%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Maid
    6%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Flood family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 173,000 census records available for the last name Flood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Flood census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Flood

Passenger Lists

There are 28,000 immigration records available for the last name Flood. 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.

View all Flood immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 28,000 military records available for the last name Flood. For the veterans among your Flood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Flood military records

You've only scratched the surface of Flood family history.

Discover More

What is the average Flood lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Flood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Flood in 1944 was 28, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Flood

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Flood family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial