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Blakely Family History

Blakely Name Meaning
English, Scottish, and northern Irish: habitational name from any of various places in northern England and the Scottish Borders called Blakeley, named with Old English blæc ‘black’, ‘dark’ (see Black) + leah ‘woodland clearing’. The Scottish surname may also have absorbed some cases of Blakelaw, from a place in the Borders named with Old English blæc ‘black’ + hlaw ‘hill’.

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

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69,630 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
13,093 Military Records
5,914 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Blakely Families

  • Number of Blakely families
     53 - 103
     18 - 52
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Blakely families
     49 - 96
     17 - 48
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Blakely families
     25 - 48
     9 - 24
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Blakely Family Origin

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Blakely Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Blakely

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Blakely Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Blakely Civil War Service Records

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