History of your Surname
Get access to Blackshaw family records.Start a free trial

Blackshaw Family History

Blackshaw Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a lost place called Blackshaw Gap in Rainow (Cheshire) or possibly from Blackshaw (Yorkshire) named with Old English blæc ‘black’ + sceaga ‘copse’.

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

Similar surnames: Blackham, Bradshaw, Blacknall, Blackmore, Bagshaw, Blackford

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Blackshaw family from?

You can see how Blackshaw families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blackshaw family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Blackshaw families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 27 Blackshaw families living in Missouri. This was about 45% of all the recorded Blackshaw's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Blackshaw families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Blackshaw surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Blackshaw ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Blackshaw. 42% of Blackshaw men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Blackshaw women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blackshaw were Porter and Clerk. .

View Census Data for Blackshaw | Data not to scale

*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
  • Proprietor
  • Porter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Secretary
  • Clerk
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Blackshaw family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Blackshaw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blackshaw census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Blackshaw

Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Blackshaw. 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.

View all Blackshaw immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Blackshaw. For the veterans among your Blackshaw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Blackshaw military records

You've only scratched the surface of Blackshaw family history

Discover More

What is the average Blackshaw lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Blackshaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Blackshaw in 1963 was 71, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Blackshaw

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Blackshaw family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial