Blackburn Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GIVE ME ACCESS

Blackburn Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Blackburn, but especially the one in Lancashire, so named with Old English blæc ‘dark’ + burna ‘stream’. The surname is mainly found in northern England.

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


Similar surnames: Blackmore, Blackhurst, Blackford, Bradburn, Cockburn, Blacknall

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Blackburn Family Origin

Where is the Blackburn family from?

SHOW MORE

Blackburn Family Occupations

What did your Blackburn ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Blackburn ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

SHOW MORE
  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, the most common Blackburn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Blackburn's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Blackburn family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blackburn.

Source: Census data for Blackburn | Data not to scale

Blackburn Historical Records

What Blackburn family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Blackburn ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Blackburn

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Blackburn Life Expectancy

What is the average Blackburn lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Blackburn ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

SHOW MORE

United States

Famous Blackburn Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)

Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Look up another name