Blessing Family History

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Blessing Name Meaning

German: patronymic from a variant of the personal name Blasius. German: probably a habitational name from a place called Blessing or Bläsing. English or Irish: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Blessinger, Leising, Blaesing, Bressan, Breeding, Boening, Lessing

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Blessing Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Blessing name?

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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Blessing Family Origin

Where is the Blessing family from?

Blessing Family Occupations

What did your Blessing ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Blessing family was Carpenter. The most common Blessing occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Blessing's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blessing.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Blessing Historical Records

What Blessing family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Blessing. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blessing 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Blessing. 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 Blessing. For the veterans among your Blessing ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Blessing Life Expectancy

What is the average Blessing lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Blessing life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Blessing in 1951 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Blessing

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Blessing 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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