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English occupational surname from the noun fletcher (arrow-maker). Sometimes confused with Flesher.



Proper noun


Fletcher (countable and uncountable, plural Fletchers)

  1. A surname originating as an occupation, from the profession of fletcher.
  2. A number of places in the United States:
    1. A ghost town in California.
    2. An unincorporated community in McLean County, Illinois.
    3. An unincorporated community in Fulton County, Indiana.
    4. A town in Henderson County, North Carolina.
    5. A village in Miami County, Ohio.
    6. A town in Comanche County, Oklahoma.
    7. A town in Franklin County, Vermont.
    8. An unincorporated community in Madison County, Virginia.
    9. An unincorporated community in Jackson County, West Virginia.
  3. A farming community in Chatham-Kent, south-western Ontario, Canada.
  4. An outer western suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.


  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Fletcher is the 382nd most common surname in the United States, belonging to 83,063 individuals. Fletcher is most common among White (72.86%) and Black/African American (20.92%) individuals.