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Blackburn Family History

Blackburn Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places called Blackburn, but especially the one in Lancashire, so named with Old English blæc ‘dark’ + burna ‘stream’. The surname is mainly found in northern England.

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

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Name Distribution of Blackburn Families

  • Number of Blackburn families
     231 - 460
     78 - 230
     1 - 77
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Blackburn families
     2,202 - 4,401
     735 - 2,201
     1 - 734
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Blackburn families
     63 - 124
     22 - 62
     1 - 21
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Blackburn Family Origin

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Blackburn Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Blackburn

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Blackburn Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Blackburn census records

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Blackburn Civil War Service Records

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