Blackstone Family History

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Blackstone Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a dark (boundary) stone, from Middle English blak(e) ‘black’, ‘dark’ (Old English blæc) + stan ‘stone’, or a habitational name from a place named with these words, for example Blaxton in South Yorkshire.

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

Similar surnames: Blackstock, Blackmore, Gladstone, Blacklock, Beaston, Blackwood

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Blackstone Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Blackstone name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Blackstone. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Blackstone Family Origin

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Blackstone Family Occupations

What did your Blackstone ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blackstone. The most common Blackstone occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Blackstone's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Blackstone family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Blackstone ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Blackstone Historical Records

What Blackstone family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Blackstone. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blackstone census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Blackstone. For the veterans among your Blackstone ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Blackstone Life Expectancy

What is the average Blackstone lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Blackstone life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Blackstone in 1942 was 31, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Blackstone ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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