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Blackmore Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so named with Old English blæc ‘black’, ‘dark’ + mor ‘moor’, ‘marsh’ or mere ‘lake’. Mor is the second element of places called Blackmore in Essex, Wiltshire, and Worcestershire, as well as Blackmoor in Dorset; mere, on the other hand, is the second element of Blackmore in Hertfordshire and Blackmoor in Hampshire, the early forms of which are Blachemere, Blakemere.

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


Similar surnames: Blackmer, Blackford, Ashmore, Blackburn, Blackwood, Blackstone

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Where is the Blackmore family from?

You can see how Blackmore families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blackmore family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Blackmore families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 12 Blackmore families living in Ohio. This was about 18% of all the recorded Blackmore's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Blackmore families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Blackmore surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Blackmore ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Blackmore. 20% of Blackmore men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Blackmore women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blackmore were Farm Laborer and Teacher.

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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
    20%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Blackmore. 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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There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Blackmore. For the veterans among your Blackmore ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blackmore lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Blackmore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Blackmore in 1945 was 33, and 72 in 2004.

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