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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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