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The distinguished Fletcher family finds its origin with the proud Norman people. Although the Normans came from France, they were actually of Viking origin. The Vikings landed in the Orkneys and northern Scotland under their king, Stirgud the Stout, around 870. Subsequently, led by their jarl, Thorfinn Rollo, they invaded France around 911. After Rollo laid siege to Paris, King Charles the Simple of France finally conceded defeat and granted northern France to Rollo, who became the first Duke of Normandy. Fletcher is of the common type of surnames known as the occupational name. Such a surname would have been taken from the primary vocation of an ancestor of the bearer; in this case, one who makes arrows.

Fletcher Early Origins



The surname Fletcher was first found in at the Forest of Hutton in Yorkshire. They were originally descended from Jean de La Fleche, a Norman noble, who was granted lands by King William. His descendant, Sir Bernard Fletcher moved north and was granted lands in Roxburghshire by King David of Scotland. They later moved further north to Aberdeen, and became one of the first settlers in Glenorchy, and entered into a bond with the Stewarts. Although the Campbells dominated the Glenorchy region, the two clans enjoyed a relatively friendly relationship. The family also had a good relationship with the Stewarts of Apin for whom they helped recover cattle stolen by the MacDonalds.

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Fletcher Spelling Variations


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Fletcher Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fletcher, Flescher, Flegiar, Fletcheour, Fleshar, Fleggeour, Fleshour, Flager, Fledger, Fleschor, Flechyr, Flessor, Flesser, Flesher, Fleager, Flegger and many more.

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Fletcher Early History


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Fletcher Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fletcher research. Another 433 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1338, 1340, 1374, 1461, 1489, 1613, 1548, 1611, 1585, 1623, 1579, 1625, 1619, 1691, 1633, 1700, 1661, 1679, 1661, 1712, 1689, 1690, 1666, 1713, 1655, 1716, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Fletcher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fletcher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fletcher Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family at this time was Sir Bernard Fletcher from Yorkshire who was the progenitor of the families of Salton and Inverpeffer branches; Giles Fletcher, the elder ( c. 1548-1611), an English writer and diplomat, member of the English Parliament and was later the treasurer of St. Paul's; his son...

Another 122 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fletcher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fletcher In Ireland


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Fletcher In Ireland



Some of the Fletcher family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fletcher Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Moses Fletcher arrived on the "Mayflower" in 1620
  • Moyses Fletcher, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620
  • Mofes Fletcher, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620
  • Moses Fletcher, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620
  • Edward Fletcher settled in Virginia in 1623
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fletcher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ralph Fletcher, who landed in Virginia in 1701
  • Richard Fletcher, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
  • Matthew Fletcher, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Henry Fletcher, who landed in Georgia in 1733
  • Richard Fletcher, who arrived in America in 1764
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fletcher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Fletcher, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • Miss Fletcher, who arrived in Newport, Rhode Island in 1811
  • Patrick Fletcher, who arrived in Long Island in 1812
  • Colonel Benjamin Fletcher became Governor of the Colony of New York and Pennsylvania
  • Edward Fletcher, aged 48, arrived in America in 1821
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fletcher Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • J. Fletcher settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1703
  • John Fletcher settled in Ferryland, Newfoundland in 1708
  • Agnes Fletcher, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • John Fletcher held land in Northern Bay, Newfoundland before 1775

Fletcher Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Robert Fletcher, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Ugoni" from Belfast, Ireland
  • George Fletcher, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the schooner "Sarah" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Benjamin Fletcher settled in Hermitage Cove, Newfoundland in 1834
  • H Fletcher, who landed in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862
  • Joseph Fletcher, who landed in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fletcher Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • H Fletcher, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Fletcher Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Fletcher, English convict from Derby, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • Ambrose Fletcher, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • John Fletcher, a weaver, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • William Fletcher, English convict from Bristol, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • John Fletcher, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Austraila
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fletcher Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J Fletcher landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1845
  • Marion Fletcher, aged 22, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Stately" in 1851
  • Charlotte Fletcher, aged 17, a laundrymaid, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Stately" in 1851
  • Henry Fletcher, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • Samuel Fletcher arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fletcher (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fletcher (post 1700)



  • William E. Fletcher Jr., American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1996
  • William R. Fletcher, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Joliet, Illinois, 1927-33 (acting, 1927-28)
  • William E. Fletcher, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1944
  • W. P. Fletcher, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1908
  • Walter D. Fletcher, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from St. Lawrence County 1st District, 1919, 1920
  • W. B. Fletcher, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1896
  • Urban C. Fletcher (b. 1866), American Republican politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Eden, 1910
  • Tressie Fletcher, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1960
  • Truman Chittenden Fletcher (b. 1845), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1884; Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from St. Johnsbury, 1886
  • Thomas H. Fletcher, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, 1827-29
  • ... (Another 126 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Fletcher Historic Events


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Fletcher Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Victor W J Fletcher (b. 1920), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Southsea, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Peter Fletcher (b. 1906), Scottish Stoker Petty Officer serving for the Royal Navy from Edinburgh, Scotland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Richard George Fletcher, English Marine from Falmouth, Cornwall, England, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Neville Fletcher, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Frank Fletcher, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. William S. Fletcher, English 1st Class Cabin Bed Steward from Liscard, Cheshire, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • Mr. George Fletcher, English First Waiter from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Peter W. Fletcher (d. 1912), aged 26, English Bugler Steward from Sholing, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Fletcher


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Suggested Readings for the name Fletcher



  • The Tackett-Fletcher Pioneers (and Supplement) by Mae Elizabeth Lang.

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Fletcher Clan Badge


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Fletcher Clan Badge




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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Fletcher
Ffletcher, Flager, Fleager, Flechyr, Fleckeour, Flecker, Fleckiar, Fledger, Flegeour, Fleger, Fleggeour, Flegger, Fleggiar, Flegiar, Flekeour, Fleker, Flekiar, Fleschar, Flescher, Fleschor, Fleser, Fleshar, Flesher, Fleshour, Flesor, Flesser, Flessor, Fletcheour, Fletcher and more.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    6. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    7. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    11. ...

    The Fletcher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fletcher Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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