Blackiston Family History

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Blackiston Name Meaning

Scottish or English: variant of Blackstone.

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

Similar surnames: Blackston, Blaxton, Clarkston, Blackmon, Thackston, Blackstock

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Blackiston Family Origin

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Blackiston Family Occupations

What did your Blackiston ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Works On Farm and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blackiston. A less common occupation for the Blackiston family was Grocer. The most common Blackiston occupation in the USA was Laborer. 11% of Blackiston's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Works On Farm

  • Farmer

  • Grocer


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

Blackiston Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Blackiston Life Expectancy

What is the average Blackiston lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Blackiston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Blackiston in 1964 was 64, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Blackiston

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Blackiston 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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