Blackett Family History

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Blackett Name Meaning

from a diminutive of Black. nickname for a person with dark hair, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a dark headland, from Middle English blak(e) ‘black’ + heved ‘head’.

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

Similar surnames: Baskett, Blacker, Brockett, Hackett, Brackett, Plaskett, Blackert

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Blackett Family Origin

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Blackett Family Occupations

What did your Blackett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Brass Molder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blackett. A less common occupation for the Blackett family was Clerk In Store. The most common Blackett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Blackett's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Brass Molder

  • Clerk In Store


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

Blackett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Blackett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blackett 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Blackett. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Blackett. For the veterans among your Blackett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Blackett Life Expectancy

What is the average Blackett lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Blackett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Blackett in 1955 was 49, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Blackett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Blackett 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.

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