Blakey Family History

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Blakey Name Meaning

English (Northumberland): variant of Blackie.

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

Similar surnames: Blakes, Blake, Blakley, Blakney, Blaker, Batey, Blakely, Lakey, Lavey

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Blakey Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Blakey name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Blakey. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Blakey Family Origin

Where is the Blakey family from?

Blakey Family Occupations

What did your Blakey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blakey. The most common Blakey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Blakey's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Blakey family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Blakey Historical Records

What Blakey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Blakey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blakey 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 Blakey. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Blakey. For the veterans among your Blakey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Blakey Life Expectancy

What is the average Blakey lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Blakey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1961. The average life expectancy for Blakey in 1945 was 48, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Blakey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Blakey 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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