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Blankenship Name Meaning

English (northern): variant of Blenkinsop . See also Blankinship compare Blakenship .

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


Similar surnames: Blakenship, Blankinship, Blankenhorn, Blakeslee, Manship, Blackshaw

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Where is the Blankenship family from?

You can see how Blankenship families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blankenship family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Blankenship families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 53 Blankenship families living in Virginia. This was about 24% of all the recorded Blankenship's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Blankenship families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Blankenship surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Blankenship ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Blankenship. 23% of Blankenship men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Blankenship women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blankenship were Truck Driver 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
    23%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Miner
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Seamstress
    6%
  • Waitress
    5%
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Census Records

There are 90,000 census records available for the last name Blankenship. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blankenship 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Blankenship. 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 27,000 military records available for the last name Blankenship. For the veterans among your Blankenship ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blankenship lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Blankenship life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Blankenship in 1941 was 47, and 72 in 2004.

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