Blackwood Family History

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Blackwood Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Dumfries, Strathclyde, and Yorkshire, named Blackwood, from Old English blæc ‘black’, ‘dark’ + wudu ‘wood’.

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

Similar surnames: Blackford, Lockwood, Packwood, Blackwell, Blackmore, Harwood

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Blackwood Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Blackwood name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Blackwood. 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


  • Benin/Togo


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Blackwood Family Origin

Where is the Blackwood family from?

Blackwood Family Occupations

What did your Blackwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blackwood. The most common Blackwood occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Blackwood's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Blackwood family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Farm Laborer


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

Blackwood Historical Records

What Blackwood family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Blackwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blackwood 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Blackwood. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Blackwood. For the veterans among your Blackwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Blackwood Life Expectancy

What is the average Blackwood lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Blackwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Blackwood in 1946 was 54, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Blackwood 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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