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Blackford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Blackford, for example in Somerset, from Old English blæc ‘black’, ‘dark’ + ford ‘ford’.

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


Similar surnames: Blackwood, Blackmore, Blandford, Blatchford, Bickford, Beckford

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Blackford Family Origin

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Blackford Family Occupations

What did your Blackford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Blackford family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blackford. The most common Blackford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Blackford's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Blackford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Blackford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blackford 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Blackford. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Blackford. For the veterans among your Blackford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Blackford Life Expectancy

What is the average Blackford lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Blackford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Blackford in 1949 was 32, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Blackford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Blackford 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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