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Blethen Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Ble(i)ddyn ‘son of Ble(i)ddyn’, a byname meaning ‘wolf cub’, from blaidd ‘wolf’ + the diminutive suffix -yn. Blaidd was used in medieval Welsh as a term for a hero, and sometimes for a cruel man or for an enemy who feigned friendship.

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


Similar surnames: Bethel, Bratten, Bethea, Bestgen, Lehew, Bolten, Althen, Betten

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Blethen Family Origin

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Blethen Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Bookkeeper

    5%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Blethen family was Bookkeeper. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blethen. The most common Blethen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Blethen's were Farmers.

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Blethen Historical Records

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Blethen Life Expectancy

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