Bladen Family History

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Bladen Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bladon in Oxfordshire or Blaydon in Tyne and Wear (formerly in County Durham). The first takes its name from a pre-English name (of uncertain origin and meaning) of the Evenlode river; the second is named with Old Norse blár ‘cold’ + Old English dun ‘hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Burden, Blamer, Blades, Bowden, Bade, Alden, Olden, Braden, Elden

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Bladen Family Origin

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Bladen Family Occupations

What did your Bladen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bladen. The most common Bladen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Bladen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bladen family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Gardener

  • Blacksmith


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

Bladen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Bladen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bladen 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bladen. 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 Bladen. For the veterans among your Bladen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bladen Life Expectancy

What is the average Bladen lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Bladen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Bladen in 1946 was 30, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bladen 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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