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Blair Family History

Blair Name Meaning
Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from any of the numerous places in Scotland called Blair, named with Scottish Gaelic blàr (genitive blàir) ‘plain’, ‘field’, especially a battlefield (Irish blár).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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569,798 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
79,425 Military Records
58,932 Immigration Records
436,173 Census and Voter Lists
1,655,109 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Blair Families

  • Number of Blair families
     245 - 487
     82 - 244
     1 - 81
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Blair families
     829 - 1,656
     277 - 828
     1 - 276
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Blair census records

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Blair Family Origin

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Blair Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Blair families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to emigration records dating from that era.

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Blair Emigration Information (AU)

from the Australian Convict Transportation Registers 1787-1868

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You can find out when most of the Blair families immigrated to Australia. You can focus your search to emigration records dating from that era.

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Blair Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

Blair census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Blair ancestors, such as occupation.

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Military Service by Blair

Did the Blairs fight in a war? Military records can tell you a lot about your ancestors including birthplace, occupation and even physical descriptions.

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