Happy Birthday Fletcher Personalized Card
– Happy birthday to you Fletcher! I wish you a very special day, sending this Happy Birthday Fletcher personalized card to you. Dear Fletcher, I wish you a bright and beautiful day on your special day. This named card was specially designed for Fletcher’s birthday. Fletcher is also a good name to be given to newborn babies.
Fletcher Given Name Meaning & History
GENDER: Masculine, USAGE: English, PRONOUNCED: FLECH-ər. From a surname meaning “maker of arrows” in Middle English, ultimately from Old French flechier. Origin English and Scottish: Profession name, arrow maker. Fletcher is a Middle English occupational surname, which means ‘arrow featherer’ or ‘one who feathers arrows’. Famous Fletchers: Fletcher Henderson – musician, Fletcher Low – baseball player. — Fletcher is the transferred use of an English surname of two possible origins. In one case it’s thought to be derived from an ancient Germanic personal name “Fulcher” from the elements “folk” meaning “people” and “heri” meaning “army” (in which case Fletcher means “the peoples’ army”).
On the other hand, Fletcher is also believed to have originated as an occupational name, from the Old French “flechier” meaning “maker of arrows”. In this case, Fletcher would have been responsible for equipping the bowman with his arrows (a medieval version of a supply officer). The first recorded evidence of this surname appeared in the early 13th century and rendered as “le Flecher” in Staffordshire (West Midlands). As a given name, this old surname was famously borne by a seafaring Englishman Fletcher Christian (1764-1793), probably the most notorious mutineer of a ship (The Bounty) that ever lived. For more information, see Historical References below. Today this name is most popular in New Zealand (a Top 100 favorite boy’s name, in fact) – not surprisingly because the Mutiny on the Bounty took place very close to New Zealand back in the 18th century. Fletcher is also used with mild frequency in the United States.