Blakeway Family History

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Blakeway Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): habitational name, probably from Blakeway Farm near Much Wenlock, Shropshire. The place name is derived from Old English blæc ‘black’, ‘dark’ + weg ‘road’, ‘path’, ‘way’.

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

Similar surnames: Blakely, Blakeney, Blake, Bradway, Stanaway, Lake, Blakeslee

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Blakeway Family Origin

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Blakeway Family Occupations

What did your Blakeway ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Blakeway family was Keeping House. Farmer, Clerk In Store and Farms were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blakeway. The most common Blakeway occupation in the USA was Farmer. 58% of Blakeway's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Clerk In Store

  • Farms

  • Keeping House


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Blakeway Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Blakeway. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blakeway 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 639 immigration records available for the last name Blakeway. 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 946 military records available for the last name Blakeway. For the veterans among your Blakeway ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Blakeway Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Blakeway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Blakeway in 1951 was 54, and 66 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Blakeway 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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