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Blackshire Name Meaning

English: variant of Blackshaw .

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


Similar surnames: Blacksher, Blackshear, Blackbourn, Blakemore, Blackston, Blackner

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Where is the Blackshire family from?

You can see how Blackshire families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blackshire family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Blackshire families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Blackshire families living in Virginia. This was about 43% of all the recorded Blackshire's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Blackshire families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Blackshire surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Blackshire ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Blackshire. 38% of Blackshire men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Blackshire women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blackshire were Farm Operator and Laborer. .

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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

  • Laborer
    38%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Farm Operator
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    19%
  • Housewife
    16%
  • Maid
    16%
  • Laborer
    16%
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What Blackshire family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Blackshire. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blackshire 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 67 immigration records available for the last name Blackshire. 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 555 military records available for the last name Blackshire. For the veterans among your Blackshire ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blackshire lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Blackshire life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Blackshire in 1949 was 48, and 52 in 2004.

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