Bligh Family History

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Bligh Name Meaning

English: variant of Blythe. Irish: Americanized form of the Connacht name Ó Blighe ‘descendant of Blighe’, a personal name probably derived from the Old Norse byname Blígr (from blígja ‘to gaze’). Cornish: nickname from Cornish blyth ‘wolf’. Compare Blethen.

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

Similar surnames: Blick, Sligh, Bliss, Bough, Blight, High, Haigh, Bleigh, Klich, Klish

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Bligh Family Origin

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Bligh Family Occupations

What did your Bligh ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bligh occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Bligh's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bligh. A less common occupation for the Bligh family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Bligh Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Bligh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bligh 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Bligh. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Bligh. For the veterans among your Bligh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bligh Life Expectancy

What is the average Bligh lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Bligh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bligh in 1958 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bligh 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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