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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Fleming

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Flem"ing
A native or inhabitant of Flanders.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A native of Flanders or a Flemish-speaking Belgian
  2. Scottish bacteriologist who discovered penicillin (1881-1955)
  3. British writer famous for writing spy novels about secret agent James Bond (1908-1964)
Wiktionary

Middle English flameng, from late Old English Flæmingi, from Old Norse Flǽmingr, Middle Dutch Vlaminc, Vleminc, from Old Frisian (unattested) (compare West Frisian Flaming), from Proto-Germanic *flaumaz ‘flowing, current (water)’ and the patronymic suffix -ing ‘belonging to, descended from’. More at Flanders.

  1. An English surname​.
  2. Ian Fleming, English writer.
  3. Sir Alexander Fleming, Scottish bacteriologist.
  4. A town in Colorado.
  5. A city in Missouri.
  6. A town and hamlet in New York.
  7. A town in Saskatchewan, Canada.
  8. A male given name
  9. A native or inhabitant of Flanders in Belgium.

Notable Persons Named Fleming

Fleming was born in 1758. She left this life on September 9th, 1818.

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Fleming Williams was a rhythm, blues, soul music, pop music, jazz, and disco musician. He was most active from 1970 to 1970. Fleming was born on December 26th, 1943 in Flint, Michigan. He left this life in 1998.

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Fleming Brown was a folk music songwriter. He plays Guitar and Banjo. His most notable accomplishments were from 1960 to 1970. Fleming was born on December 19th, 1926 in Marshall, Missouri. He left this life in 1984.

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Fleming Mackell was a hockey player. His career lasted from 1944 to 1968. Fleming was born on April 30th, 1929 in Montreal. He breathed his last breath on October 19th, 2015.

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Fleming Blanchard McCurdy was a Minister of Public Works (1920–1921). Fleming was born on February 17th, 1875 in Old Barns, Nova Scotia. He died on August 29th, 1952.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Fleming

Sir Alexander Fleming was a scientist in the fields of bacteriology and immunology. Alexander was born on August 6th, 1881 in Lochfield, East Ayrshire, Scotland. He died on March 11th, 1955.

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Her most notable accomplishments were from 1943 to 1990. Rhonda was given the name Marilyn Louis on August 10th, 1923 in Hollywood, California, U.S.

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Victor Fleming was a director, cinematographer, and producer. His career lasted from 1910 to 1949. Victor was given the name Victor Lonzo Fleming on February 23rd, 1889 in United States. He left this life on January 6th, 1949.

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Eric Fleming was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1944 to 1966. Eric was given the name Edward Heddy, Jr. on July 4th, 1925 in Santa Paula, California, U.S. He left this life on September 28th, 1966.

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Fleming was born in 1758. She left this life on September 9th, 1818.

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Michael P. Fleming is an attorney. Michael was born on June 25th, 1963.

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How popular is the baby name Fleming in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 5 0 5
1881 5 0 5
1882 5 0 5
1883 9 0 9
1885 6 0 6
1888 10 0 10
1890 6 0 6
1892 5 0 5
1893 5 0 5
1894 9 0 9
1896 10 0 10
1897 5 0 5
1898 5 0 5
1900 8 0 8
1901 5 0 5
1903 7 0 7
1904 7 0 7
1906 5 0 5
1907 12 0 12
1908 5 0 5
1909 6 0 6
1910 9 0 9
1911 12 0 12
1912 10 0 10
1913 11 0 11
1914 21 0 21
1915 22 0 22
1916 23 0 23
1917 27 0 27
1918 21 0 21
1919 24 0 24
1920 19 0 19
1921 20 0 20
1922 22 0 22
1923 12 0 12
1924 18 0 18
1925 17 0 17
1926 14 0 14
1927 18 0 18
1928 15 0 15
1929 21 0 21
1930 17 0 17
1931 20 0 20
1932 13 0 13
1933 14 0 14
1934 18 0 18
1935 11 0 11
1936 10 0 10
1937 12 0 12
1938 14 0 14
1939 13 0 13
1940 10 0 10
1941 12 0 12
1942 14 0 14
1943 11 0 11
1944 10 0 10
1945 15 0 15
1946 18 0 18
1947 9 0 9
1948 10 0 10
1949 11 0 11
1950 16 0 16
1951 10 0 10
1952 12 0 12
1953 17 0 17
1954 16 0 16
1955 12 0 12
1956 9 0 9
1957 7 0 7
1958 8 0 8
1959 6 0 6
1960 8 0 8
1961 9 0 9
1962 10 0 10
1963 14 0 14
1964 10 0 10
1965 9 0 9
1966 7 0 7
1967 7 0 7
1968 6 0 6
1969 6 0 6
1970 6 0 6
1971 5 0 5
1972 7 0 7
1973 6 0 6
1974 6 0 6
1976 5 0 5
1978 8 0 8
1980 7 0 7
1992 5 0 5
2006 5 0 5

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  • Smith
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  • Lewis
  • Jackson
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fleming U.S.
  White 71.71% 64.26%
  African American 22.76% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.62% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.52% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.21% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.19% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fleming

People with the last name Fleming are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Fleming

  • How Popular is the name Fleming? Fleming is the 10,453rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Fleming was the 342nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Fleming have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,017 babies born with the first name Fleming in the United States. That's more than enough people named Fleming to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Fleming? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Fleming first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Fleming is Wednesday, October 4th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Fleming born? The highest recorded use of the first name Fleming was in 1917 with a total of 27 babies.
  • Random Fleming Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Fleming is not a popular baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1919.
  • Weird things about the name Fleming: Your name in reverse order is Gnimelf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nemflig. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fleming? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 90,677 people with the last name Fleming.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fleming? Fleming was ranked as the 342nd most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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