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Blair Family History

Blair Name Meaning
Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from any of the numerous places in Scotland called Blair, named with Scottish Gaelic blàr (genitive blàir) ‘plain’, ‘field’, especially a battlefield (Irish blár).

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

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558,516 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
77,548 Military Records
58,381 Immigration Records
435,153 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Blair Families

  • Number of Blair families
     429 - 856
     144 - 428
     1 - 143
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Blair families
     245 - 487
     82 - 244
     1 - 81
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Blair families
     829 - 1,656
     277 - 828
     1 - 276
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Blair census records

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Blair Family Origin

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Blair Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Blair

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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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Blair Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Blair census records

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Blair Civil War Service Records

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