What does the name Fletcher mean?
The Fletcher surname is English, thought to be of Anglo-Norman extraction. Fletcher is an occupational name, coming from the French 'flechier' (arrow-maker). It referred to those who added feathers to the shaft of arrows, or made and sold the arrows themselves, and their descendants.
The earliest occurrence of the Fletcher surname in our family history documents is from 1434, and we currently have 1,491,335 records where Fletcher appears.
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Typical jobs for Fletchers
Hard-working people, the Fletchers. 1728 worked as labourers, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Fletchers lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Fletcher in Lancashire.
Fletchers’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Fletchers were angels, apparently. We found 1725 in criminal records.
Fletchers in World War I
According to the World War I records, 2581 Fletchers served in the First World War.