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Blackston Name Meaning

English: variant of Blackstone .

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

Similar surnames: Blackiston, Blackstone, Blackmon, Blaxton, Thackston, Blackson

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Where is the Blackston family from?

You can see how Blackston families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blackston family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Blackston families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Blackston families living in Maryland. This was about 18% of all the recorded Blackston's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Blackston families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Blackston surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Blackston ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Blackston. 29% of Blackston men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Blackston women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blackston were Truck Driver and Domestic. .

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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
  • Clerk
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Servant
  • Housework
  • Domestic
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Blackston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blackston 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 293 immigration records available for the last name Blackston. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Blackston. For the veterans among your Blackston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blackston lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Blackston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Blackston in 1953 was 29, and 80 in 2004.

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