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Re: Scottish links: Fluker=Flucker=Flooker
Posted by: Sally (ID *****1843) Date: December 28, 2002 at 00:54:55
In Reply to: Re: Scottish links: Fluker=Flucker=Flooker by Sharon Fluker of 86

Dear Sharon

The name 'Flucker, Flooker, Fluker' originated with the fishing industry. Fluke is another word for the fin of the fish - so the people (girls) who stripped off the fins (flukes)from the new-caught fish were Flukers. part of a very early example of a mass-production line probably.

The name nowadays is usually standardised as 'Flucker' and seems to be restricted mainly to the families in the Leith/ Newhaven area, who were all related way back.

Many of the people from this area emigrated from Victorian times onwards, with the varying fortunes of the fishing industry. I've found several within my mother's ancestry (which is why I mentioned the nanme) and could let you have a few daetails if you are interested.

SALLY


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