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Blackbird Name Meaning

Native American (also Black Bird): translation into English of a personal name such as Lakota Sioux Ziŋtkala Sapa which is composed of ziŋtkala ‘bird’ and sapa ‘black’. See also Bird English (Durham): nickname for someone with a dark beard from Middle English blak ‘black’ + berd ‘beard’ (Old English blæc + beard).

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


Similar surnames: Blackard, Blackburn, Blackford, Blackmore, Blacker, Blackmer, Blackie

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Where is the Blackbird family from?

You can see how Blackbird families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blackbird family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Blackbird families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Blackbird families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Blackbird's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Blackbird families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Blackbird surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Blackbird ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Blackbird. 44% of Blackbird men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Blackbird women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blackbird were Miner and Stenographer. .

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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
    44%
  • Farmer
    31%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Miner
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Seamstress
    25%
  • Stenographer
    25%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Blackbird. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blackbird 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 174 immigration records available for the last name Blackbird. 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 511 military records available for the last name Blackbird. For the veterans among your Blackbird ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blackbird lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2003, in the United States, Blackbird life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Blackbird in 1944 was 42, and 43 in 2003.

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