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Blind Family History

Blind Name Meaning

English: descriptive epithet for a blind man, from Old English blind ‘blind’. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): cognate of 1, from Middle High German blint, German or Yiddish blind ‘blind’.

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


Similar surnames: Lind, Kind, Blick, Blond, Blank, Linde, Flint, Land, Linn, Link

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Where is the Blind family from?

You can see how Blind families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blind family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Blind families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Blind families living in Indiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Blind's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Blind families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Blind surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Blind ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Blind. 24% of Blind men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Blind women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blind were Salesman and Waitress.

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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
    24%
  • Machinist
    13%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    29%
  • Salesman
    22%
  • Housewife
    22%
  • Waitress
    15%
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What Blind family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Blind. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blind 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Blind. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Blind. For the veterans among your Blind ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blind lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Blind life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Blind in 1962 was 74, and 77 in 2004.

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