Last Name FLETCHER

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Meaning The fletcher, a maker of arrows. The pattern-makers petitioned the Commons in 1464 to have restored to them the use of the 'Tymber called aspe,' lately the monopoly of arrow manufacturers, 'So that the Flecchers thorough the Reame (realm) may sell their arrows at more esy price.' In the Old Guilds we find the Bowyers and Fletchers invariably walking together.
An arrow maker � they bear four arrow heads in their arms.
A maker of arrows, or superintendant of archery. From the French 'fleche,' an arrow.
Origin English, Scottish, Jewish, Spanish, Irish, Falkland, Maori, Creole, Belgian, Zimbabwean, South african

Rank 352 (2000 US census) 293 (1990 US census)
Count 80,932 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 75.52%, or 61120 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 19.92%, or 16122 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.47%, or 380 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.73%, or 591 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.69%, or 1368 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.68%, or 1360 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.


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