Blair Family History

14-Day Free Trial


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

Similar surnames: Blain, Blamer, Adair, Blake, Baar, Brain, Nair, Braid, Baird, Bail

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Blair Family Origin

Where is the Blair family from?

Blair Family Occupations

What did your Blair ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Blair occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Blair's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Blair family was Annuitant. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blair.

View Census data for Blair | Data not to scale

  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant


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

Blair Historical Records

What Blair family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 461,000 census records available for the last name Blair. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blair census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Blair

Passenger List

There are 65,000 immigration records available for the last name Blair. 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.

View all Blair immigration records

Draft Card

There are 83,000 military records available for the last name Blair. For the veterans among your Blair ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Blair military records

You've only scratched the surface of Blair family history.

Blair Life Expectancy

What is the average Blair lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Blair life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Blair in 1941 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Blair

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Blair 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.

Look up another name