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Blackstone Name Meaning

English:: habitational name from Blackstone in Woodmancote (Sussex) from the Old English personal name Blæcsige + ing + tūn ‘the estate called after Blæcsige’. habitational name from Blaxton in Yorkshire named with Old English blæc ‘black’ + stān ‘stone’. habitational name from Blakeston (Hall) in Norton (Durham) from the Old Norse personal name Bleikr + Old English tūn meaning ‘Bleikr's estate’. topographic name for someone who lived by a dark (boundary) stone from Middle English blak(e) ‘black dark’ (Old English blæc) + stān ‘stone’. perhaps from the Middle English personal name Blakston (Old English Blæcstān from blæc ‘black’ + stān ‘stone’).

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


Similar surnames: Blackstock, Blackmore, Gladstone, Blacklock, Beaston, Blackwood

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Where is the Blackstone family from?

You can see how Blackstone families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blackstone family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Blackstone families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 18 Blackstone families living in Maine. This was about 27% of all the recorded Blackstone's in USA. Maine had the highest population of Blackstone families in 1840.
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What did your Blackstone ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Blackstone. 19% of Blackstone men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Blackstone women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blackstone were Manager and Waitress. .

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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
    19%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Manager
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Waitress
    6%
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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Blackstone. For the veterans among your Blackstone ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blackstone lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Blackstone life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Blackstone in 1942 was 31, and 75 in 2004.

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