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Blackshear Name Meaning

English: variant of Blackshaw .

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


Similar surnames: Blacksher, Blackshire, Blackmar, Blackner, Backer, Beacher, Blaker

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Where is the Blackshear family from?

You can see how Blackshear families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blackshear family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Blackshear families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Blackshear families living in Georgia. This was about 63% of all the recorded Blackshear's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Blackshear families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Blackshear surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Blackshear ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Blackshear. 32% of Blackshear men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Blackshear women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blackshear were Truck Driver and Laundress. .

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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
    32%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    17%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Maid
    11%
  • Laundress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Blackshear. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blackshear census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 427 immigration records available for the last name Blackshear. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Blackshear. For the veterans among your Blackshear ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blackshear lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Blackshear life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Blackshear in 1948 was 24, and 70 in 2004.

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