Blanton Family History

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Blanton Name Meaning

English: unexplained; perhaps a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place. It has been suggested that it might be an altered form of Scottish Ballantine, but the distribution and variants (including Blanding) make it more probable that it is an altered form of a French original.

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

Similar surnames: Banton, Glanton, Clanton, Branton, Slatton, Landon, Baston, Brandon

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Blanton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Blanton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Blanton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Blanton Family Origin

Where is the Blanton family from?

Blanton Family Occupations

What did your Blanton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Blanton occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 13% of Blanton's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Blanton family was Agricultural Laborer. Coal Miner, Warehouseman and Ag. Lab. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blanton.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Warehouseman

  • Ag. Lab.

  • Agricultural Laborer


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

Blanton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Blanton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blanton 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 Blanton. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Blanton. For the veterans among your Blanton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Blanton Life Expectancy

What is the average Blanton lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Blanton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Blanton in 1943 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Blanton 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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