Blake Name Meaning

English: variant of Black 1, meaning ‘swarthy’ or ‘dark-haired’, from a byform of the Old English adjective blæc, blac ‘black’, with change of vowel length. English: nickname from Old English blac ‘wan’, ‘pale’, ‘white’, ‘fair’. In Middle English the two words blac and blac, with opposite meanings, fell together as Middle English blake. In the absence of independent evidence as to whether the person referred to was dark or fair, it is now impossible to tell which sense was originally meant. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bláthmhaic ‘descendant of Bláthmhac’, a personal name from bláth ‘flower’, ‘blossom’, ‘fame’, ‘prosperity’ + mac ‘son’. In some instances, however, the Irish name is derived from Old English blæc ‘dark’, ‘swarthy’, as in 1 above. Many bearers are descended from Richard Caddell, nicknamed le blac, sheriff of Connacht in the early 14th century. The English name has been Gaelicized de Bláca.

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


Similar surnames: Lake, Brake, Clare, Lane, Bake, Place, Blank, Blackie, Blade, Blaske

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Blake family was Carpenter. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blake. The most common Blake occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Blake's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Blake life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Blake in 1940 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

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