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Blood Name Meaning

English: evidently from Old English blod ‘blood’, but with what significance is not clear. In Middle English the word was in use as a metonymic occupational term for a physician, i.e. one who lets blood, and also as an affectionate term of address for a blood relative. Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Llwyd ‘son of Llwyd’ (see Lloyd).

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

Similar surnames: Bloyd, Bloom, Flood, Bond, Hood, Good, Bold, Boot, Bland, Blind

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Where is the Blood family from?

You can see how Blood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Blood families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 111 Blood families living in Massachusetts. This was about 28% of all the recorded Blood's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Blood families in 1840.
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What did your Blood ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Blood. 15% of Blood men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Blood women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blood were Clerk and Housewife.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Blood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blood 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Blood. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Blood. For the veterans among your Blood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blood lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Blood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Blood in 1942 was 20, and 72 in 2004.

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