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Blackwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Cumbria, Derbyshire, County Durham, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire, named Blackwell, from Old English blæc ‘black’, ‘dark’ + wæll(a), well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Blacknall, Bracewell, Brockwell, Blackwood, Blakely, Bakewell

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Blackwell Family Origin

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Blackwell Family Occupations

What did your Blackwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blackwell. A less common occupation for the Blackwell family was Farming. The most common Blackwell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Blackwell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    5%

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

Blackwell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Blackwell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blackwell 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Blackwell. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Blackwell. For the veterans among your Blackwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Blackwell Life Expectancy

What is the average Blackwell lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Blackwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Blackwell in 1940 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Blackwell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Blackwell 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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