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Blythe Name Meaning

nickname for a cheerful person, from Old English bliðe ‘merry’, ‘cheerful’. habitational name from any of several places called Blyth or Blythe, especially Blyth in Northumberland, named for the rivers on which they stand. The river name is from Old English bliðe ‘gentle’, ‘pleasant’.

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

Similar surnames: Lyle, Bathe, Bligh, Blyth, Wythe, Rothe, Smythe, Barthe, Plath

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Blythe Family Origin

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Blythe Family Occupations

What did your Blythe ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Blythe. 2% of Blythe men worked as a General Labourer and 52% of Blythe women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blythe were Colliery Hewer and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Builders Labourer
  • Colliery Hewer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
  • Unpaid Domestic

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

Blythe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 80,000 census records available for the last name Blythe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blythe 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Blythe. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Blythe. For the veterans among your Blythe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Blythe Life Expectancy

What is the average Blythe lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Blythe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Blythe in 1944 was 33, and 77 in 2004.

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