Blackburn Family History

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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

What did your Blackburn ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Blackburn. 3% of Blackburn men worked as a General Labourer and 51% of Blackburn women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blackburn were Colliery Hewer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Colliery Hewer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cotton Weaver
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Blackburn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 386,000 census records available for the last name Blackburn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blackburn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 27,000 immigration records available for the last name Blackburn. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 46,000 military records available for the last name Blackburn. For the veterans among your Blackburn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Blackburn Life Expectancy

What is the average Blackburn lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Blackburn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Blackburn in 1940 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Blackburn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Blackburn ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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