Blea Family History

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Blea Name Meaning

English (Midlands): unexplained; perhaps a variant of Bligh. Compare Blee. Hispanic (Mexico): unexplained; perhaps a variant of Galician Brea.

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

Similar surnames: Tea, Blee, Lea, Brea, Lem, Blye, Boley, Blew, Bale, Bley

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Blea Family Origin

Where is the Blea family from?

Blea Family Occupations

What did your Blea ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Blea family was Labourer In Iron Works. The most common Blea occupation in the UK was Barge Builder. 14% of Blea's were Barge Builders. Barge Builder, Inn Keeper and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blea.

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  • Barge Builder

  • Inn Keeper

  • Labourer

  • Labourer In Iron Works


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

Blea Historical Records

What Blea family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Blea. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blea 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 187 immigration records available for the last name Blea. 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 Blea. For the veterans among your Blea ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Blea Life Expectancy

What is the average Blea lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Blea life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Blea in 1958 was 48, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Blea

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Blea 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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