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Blacknall Name Meaning

English (Nottinghamshire): habitational name from Blakenhall in Caldwell (Derbyshire) Blakenall (Staffordshire) or some lost or unidentified place similarly named from Old English blæc ‘black’ + halh ‘nook’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Blackwell, Bracknell, Bucknell, Bagnall, Blackmore, Blakely, Blackham

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Where is the Blacknall family from?

You can see how Blacknall families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blacknall family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Blacknall families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Blacknall family living in North Carolina. This was about 50% of all the recorded Blacknall's in USA. North Carolina and 1 other state had the highest population of Blacknall families in 1840.
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What did your Blacknall ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Blacknall. 44% of Blacknall men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Blacknall women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blacknall were Salesman and Maid. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Janitor
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
  • Domestic
  • Maid
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Passenger Lists

There are 163 immigration records available for the last name Blacknall. 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 366 military records available for the last name Blacknall. For the veterans among your Blacknall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blacknall lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Blacknall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Blacknall in 1959 was 61, and 46 in 2004.

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