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Blasius Name Meaning

German and French (Lorraine and Alsace): from the Latin personal name Blasius from Greek Blasios which is of uncertain origin. It is believed that this was originally a byname for someone with some defect of speech or gait from Latin blaesus ‘stammering or lame’ Greek blaisos ‘bow-legged’. The name was borne by a Christian saint martyred in Armenia in 316 whose cult achieved wide popularity in particular as the patron saint of cripples and carders the latter by virtue of the fact that he was ‘carded’ to death i.e. his flesh was scraped off in small pieces with metal combs. In North America the Latin/German form of the name has absorbed cognates from some other languages and their patronymics and other derivatives e.g. Slovenian and Croatian Blaž (see Blaz ) and its patronymics like Blažič and Blažić. Compare Blasier .

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


Similar surnames: Darius, Rasmus, Blasi, Brosius, Blass, Plass, Lenius, Blasko, Neisius

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You can see how Blasius families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blasius family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Blasius families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 21 Blasius families living in Ohio. This was about 27% of all the recorded Blasius's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Blasius families in 1880.
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What did your Blasius ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Blasius. 23% of Blasius men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Blasius women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blasius were Laborer and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Farm Laborer
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Housework
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 904 military records available for the last name Blasius. For the veterans among your Blasius ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blasius lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Blasius life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Blasius in 1958 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

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