Blair Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from any of the numerous places in Scotland called Blair, named with Scottish Gaelic blàr (genitive blàir) ‘plain’, ‘field’, especially a battlefield (Irish blár).

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

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Blair Family Origin

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Blair Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Blair family was Farm Laborer. The most common Blair occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Blair's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blair.

Source: Census data for Blair | Data not to scale

Blair Historical Records

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Blair Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Blair life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Blair in 1941 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Blair

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