Blakely Family History

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Blakely Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: habitational name from any of various places in northern England and the Scottish Borders called Blakeley, named with Old English blæc ‘black’, ‘dark’ (see Black) + leah ‘woodland clearing’. The Scottish surname may also have absorbed some cases of Blakelaw, from a place in the Borders named with Old English blæc ‘black’ + hlaw ‘hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Blakeney, Blake, Blakeway, Lake, Akeley, Gravely, Blakeslee, Blakeley

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Blakely Family Origin

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Blakely Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    11%
  • Joiner

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Annuitant

    3%

In 1881, the most common Blakely occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 11% of Blakely's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Blakely family was Annuitant. Coal Miner, Joiner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blakely.

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Blakely Historical Records

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Blakely Life Expectancy

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