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Blois Name Meaning

French and English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Blois in Loire-et-Cher and in some cases possibly also from a place of the same name in Jura. Compare Deblois . French: nickname from the Old French adjective blois ‘lisping’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bois, Bloise, Valois, Lois, Blair, Lis, Blaise, Sloss, Boys, Brais

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Where is the Blois family from?

You can see how Blois families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blois family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Blois families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1891 there were 27 Blois families living in Essex. This was about 28% of all the recorded Blois's in United Kingdom. Essex had the highest population of Blois families in 1891.
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What did your Blois ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Blois. 100% of Blois men worked as a Farm Labourer and 87% of Blois women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Farm Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Blois. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Blois. For the veterans among your Blois ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blois lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Blois life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Blois in 1955 was 38, and 67 in 2004.

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