Blakeslee Family History

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Blakeslee Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Northamptonshire named Blakesley, from an Old English personal name Blæcwulf + leah ‘woodland clearing’, ‘glade’.

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

Similar surnames: Blakely, Akeley, Blatchley, Bulkeley, Lavelle, Berkeley, Blakeney

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Blakeslee Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Blakeslee name?

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


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Blakeslee Family Origin

Where is the Blakeslee family from?

Blakeslee Family Occupations

What did your Blakeslee ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Blakeslee occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Blakeslee's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Blakeslee family was Painter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blakeslee.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Painter


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

Blakeslee Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Blakeslee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blakeslee 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 Blakeslee. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Blakeslee. For the veterans among your Blakeslee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Blakeslee Life Expectancy

What is the average Blakeslee lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Blakeslee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Blakeslee in 1945 was 53, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Blakeslee 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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