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Blackstock Family History

Blackstock Name Meaning

Scottish: believed to be from a lost or unidentified minor place in Scotland probably named from Middle English blak(e) ‘black dark’ + stok ‘stump stock’. English: perhaps also occasionally from a place so called in England such as Blackstock Farm in Hellingly (Sussex) named with Old English blæc ‘black dark’ + stoc ‘stump stock’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Blackstone, Blacklock, Blackett, Blackwood, Blackshaw, Blackmore

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Where is the Blackstock family from?

You can see how Blackstock families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blackstock family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Blackstock families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Blackstock families living in Georgia. This was about 47% of all the recorded Blackstock's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Blackstock families in 1840.
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What did your Blackstock ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Blackstock. 25% of Blackstock men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Blackstock women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blackstock were Carpenter and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Blackstock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blackstock census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Blackstock. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Blackstock. For the veterans among your Blackstock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blackstock lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Blackstock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Blackstock in 1950 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

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