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Blackwell Family History

Blackwell Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Cumbria, Derbyshire, County Durham, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire, named Blackwell, from Old English blæc ‘black’, ‘dark’ + wæll(a), well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

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344,052 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
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15,049 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Blackwell Families

  • Number of Blackwell families
     210 - 417
     71 - 209
     1 - 70
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Blackwell families
     490 - 978
     164 - 489
     1 - 163
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Blackwell families
     19 - 35
     7 - 18
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Blackwell census records

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Blackwell Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Blackwell families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Blackwell Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Blackwell families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Blackwell

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Blackwell Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Blackwell census records

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Blackwell Civil War Service Records

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Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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