Blackwell Family History

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Blackwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Cumbria, Derbyshire, County Durham, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire, named Blackwell, from Old English blæc ‘black’, ‘dark’ + wæll(a), well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Blacknall, Bracewell, Brockwell, Blackwood, Blakely, Bakewell

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Blackwell Family Origin

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Blackwell Family Occupations

What did your Blackwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Blackwell. 20% of Blackwell men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Blackwell women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blackwell were Truck Driver and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Cook
  • Housekeeper

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

Blackwell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 259,000 census records available for the last name Blackwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blackwell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Blackwell. 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 Card

There are 44,000 military records available for the last name Blackwell. For the veterans among your Blackwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Blackwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Blackwell lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Blackwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Blackwell in 1940 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

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