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Blood Family History

Blood Name Meaning
English: evidently from Old English blod ‘blood’, but with what significance is not clear. In Middle English the word was in use as a metonymic occupational term for a physician, i.e. one who lets blood, and also as an affectionate term of address for a blood relative.Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Llwyd ‘son of Llwyd’ (see Lloyd).

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

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14,818 Military Records
4,658 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Blood Families

  • Number of Blood families
     128 - 254
     43 - 127
     1 - 42
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Blood families
     156 - 310
     53 - 155
     1 - 52
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Blood families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Blood Family Origin

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Blood Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Blood 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 Blood

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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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Blood Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Blood census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Blood ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Blood 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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