Blades Family History

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Blades Name Meaning

variant of Blade, from the plural or genitive singular form. habitational name from a place of uncertain location and origin. Its status as a habitational name is deduced from early forms cited by Reaney, such as Alan de Bladis (Leicestershire 1230), Hugh de Bladis (Staffordshire 1258), and William de Blades (Yorkshire 1301).

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

Similar surnames: Bladen, Blamer, Blake, Bade, Banes, Bares, Llanes, Blade, Blaydes

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Blades Family Origin

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Blades Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Blades occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Blades's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blades. A less common occupation for the Blades family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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Blades Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 49,000 census records available for the last name Blades. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blades 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Blades. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Blades. For the veterans among your Blades ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Blades Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Blades life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Blades in 1944 was 33, and 72 in 2004.

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