Last name: FLECK

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FLECK : This last name is indexed 76,642 times on Geneanet!

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FLECK : 1: German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German vlec(ke) German Fleck ‘patch spot’ or Yiddish flek of varied application. Bahlow suggests that this may be a metonymic occupational name for a user of patches in repairing shoes clothes or utensils or a habitational name from a place called with this word. In some parts of Germany this was the term for a type of round flat loaf; the surname could therefore have arisen as a metonymic occupational name for a baker. In some cases the Jewish name was probably ornamental.2: English (Northumberland) and Scottish: nickname derived from flecked ‘pied spotted’ which is on record since 1377; the noun fleck ‘skin blemish: freckle’ is not recorded till 1596 but may well have existed earlier. Alternatively a metonymic occupational name from Middle English flek(e) ‘hurdle’ (Old Norse fleki) for a maker of hurdles.3: English: perhaps a shortened variant of Flecknoe from the place so named in Wolfhampcote Warwickshire.

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