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Flora Name Meaning

Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian: from the female personal name Flora. Czech, Austrian, and Polish: from a vernacular form of the Latin personal name Florianus (see Florian). Hungarian (Flóra): from the female personal name Flóra (see Florence).

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


Similar surnames: Flore, Flor, Lora, Flory, Floro, Florian, Floria, Fara, Flohr, Dora

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Where is the Flora family from?

You can see how Flora families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Flora family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Flora families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 22 Flora families living in Ohio. This was about 23% of all the recorded Flora's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Flora families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Flora surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Flora ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Flora. 21% of Flora men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Flora women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Flora were Farming and Waitress.

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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

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Waitress
    6%
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Census Records

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Flora. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Flora census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Flora. 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 Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Flora. For the veterans among your Flora ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Flora lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Flora life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Flora in 1951 was 39, and 81 in 2004.

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