Type Surname (from location)
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Contributor Contrib.peth on 1/19/2016
Probably originating in Orkney and Shetland, from a place in the parish of Delting, Shetland, named with an Old Norse term 'flotr' denoting a strip of arable land or pasture. Also possibly derived from the Old Norse byname Fljótr ‘swift’, ‘speedy’. The surname is now most common around Aberdeen and in Orkney.