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Blakeney Family History

Blakeney Name Meaning
English: habitational name from places so named in Gloucestershire and Norfolk or from Blackney Farm in Stoke Abbott, Dorset. The first two are named with Old English blæc, dative blacan ‘black’, ‘dark’ + eg ‘island’, ‘promontory’; the third is from Old English blæc + hæg ‘enclosure’.

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

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22,759 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,176 Military Records
2,167 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Blakeney Families

  • Number of Blakeney families
     35 - 68
     12 - 34
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Blakeney families
     23 - 43
     8 - 22
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Blakeney families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Blakeney Family Origin

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Blakeney Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Blakeney

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Blakeney Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Blakeney Civil War Service Records

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