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Blackburn Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Blackburn, but especially the one in Lancashire, so named with Old English blæc ‘dark’ + burna ‘stream’. The surname is mainly found in northern England.

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


Similar surnames: Blackmore, Blackhurst, Blackford, Bradburn, Cockburn, Blacknall

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Blackburn Family Origin

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Blackburn Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%
  • Labourer

    2%

In 1881, Coal Miner , Farmer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blackburn. A less common occupation for the Blackburn family was Labourer. The most common Blackburn occupation in the UK was Coal Miner . 5% of Blackburn's were Coal Miner s.

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Blackburn Historical Records

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Blackburn Life Expectancy

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