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Blighton Family History

Blighton Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Brighton, Heighton, Boughton, Leighton, Deighton, Knighton, Beightol

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Where is the Blighton family from?

You can see how Blighton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blighton family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Blighton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Blighton family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Blighton's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Blighton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Blighton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Blighton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Blighton. .

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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
    100%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Blighton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blighton 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 47 immigration records available for the last name Blighton. 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 190 military records available for the last name Blighton. For the veterans among your Blighton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blighton lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Blighton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Blighton in 1965 was 77, and 84 in 2004.

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