Blackshaw Family History

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Blackshaw Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various minor places in northwest England and Scotland, named with Old English blæc ‘black’ + sceaga ‘thicket’.

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

Similar surnames: Blackham, Bradshaw, Blacknall, Blackmore, Bagshaw, Blackford

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Blackshaw Family Origin

Where is the Blackshaw family from?

Blackshaw Family Occupations

What did your Blackshaw ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Blackshaw occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Blackshaw's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Blackshaw family was Agricultural Labourer. Farmer, Labourer and Carter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blackshaw.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Carter

  • Agricultural Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Blackshaw ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Blackshaw Historical Records

What Blackshaw family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Blackshaw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blackshaw 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Blackshaw. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Blackshaw. For the veterans among your Blackshaw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Blackshaw Life Expectancy

What is the average Blackshaw lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Blackshaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Blackshaw in 1963 was 71, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Blackshaw

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Blackshaw 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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