An English and Scottish surname, the family name of Fletcher comes from the Middle English term of â€˜flecherâ€™ and the Old French term of â€˜flecheâ€™ which both means an arrow.
Spellings variations for the Fletcher surname include Flegiar, Fleshar, Flescher, Fleager, Fledger, Flegger and Fleggeour.
In Scotland many individuals with the Fletcher surname live in Lanarkshire and the western coastal areas of Argyill. In England the Fletcher families are primarily in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cheshire and Derbyshire counties.
Within the United States Fletcher families cover more than half of the country. They are primarily located in Missouri, Ohio, New York, Rhode Island, Virginia, California and Texas.
Famous: Darrin Fletcher (professional baseball player), Louise Fletcher (actress), Rod Fletcher (footballer from England), Norman Fletcher (designer of Fletcher Speed Boats), Arthur Fletcher (rugby player from England) and Harvey Fletcher (inventor of the stereophonic sound).