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Blackie Surname Meaning

Scottish: diminutive of Black . English: nickname for a person with dark eyes from Middle English blak ‘black’ + eie ‘eye’ (Old English blæc + ēage).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Blake, Black, Blackmer, Blaikie, Blacker, Place, Lake, Backe, Blank

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Where is the Blackie family from?

You can see how Blackie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blackie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Blackie families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1891 there were 108 Blackie families living in London. This was about 29% of all the recorded Blackie's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Blackie families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Blackie surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Blackie ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Joiners Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Blackie. 17% of Blackie men worked as a Joiners Labourer and 70% of Blackie women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blackie were Insurance Agent and Private Means. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Joiners Labourer
    17%
  • General Labourer
    17%
  • Packing Case Maker
    17%
  • Insurance Agent
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Unpaid Household Duties
    4%
  • Private Means
    3%
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Blackie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blackie census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Blackie. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Blackie. For the veterans among your Blackie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blackie lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Blackie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Blackie in 1949 was 37, and 47 in 2004.

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