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Blethen Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Ble(i)ddyn ‘son of Ble(i)ddyn’, a byname meaning ‘wolf cub’, from blaidd ‘wolf’ + the diminutive suffix -yn. Blaidd was used in medieval Welsh as a term for a hero, and sometimes for a cruel man or for an enemy who feigned friendship.

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


Similar surnames: Bethel, Bratten, Bethea, Bestgen, Lehew, Bolten, Althen, Betten

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Blethen Family Origin

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Blethen Family Occupations

What did your Blethen ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Bookkeeper

    5%

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

Blethen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Blethen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blethen 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Blethen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Blethen. For the veterans among your Blethen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Blethen Life Expectancy

What is the average Blethen lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Blethen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Blethen in 1953 was 52, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Blethen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Blethen 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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