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Bleak Family History

Bleak Name Meaning

English: mostly a variant of Blake but perhaps also of Blick . This form of the surname is now rare in Britain.

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

Similar surnames: Beck, Bean, Leaf, Berk, Bream, Fleak, Blank, Leap, Breck, Beas

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Where is the Bleak family from?

You can see how Bleak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bleak family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bleak families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Bleak families living in Indiana. This was about 67% of all the recorded Bleak's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Bleak families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bleak surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bleak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farming was the top reported job for people in the USA named Bleak. 17% of Bleak men worked as a Farming. .

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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

  • Farming
  • Farmer
  • Proprietor
  • Plasterer
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bleak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bleak census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 142 immigration records available for the last name Bleak. 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 Cards

There are 543 military records available for the last name Bleak. For the veterans among your Bleak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bleak lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Bleak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Bleak in 1966 was 75, and 87 in 2004.

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