Blow Family History

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Blow Name Meaning

English: from Middle English blowe, blaa, bloo ‘pale’, hence a nickname for someone with an exceptionally pale complexion. Americanized spelling of French Bleau.

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

Similar surnames: Brow, Low, Clow, Snow, Trow, Flow, Bow, Bly, Crow, Bloom

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Blow Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Blow name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Blow. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


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Blow Family Origin

Where is the Blow family from?

Blow Family Occupations

What did your Blow ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Blow family was Keeping House. The most common Blow occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Blow's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blow.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Blow Historical Records

What Blow family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Blow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blow 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 Blow. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Blow. For the veterans among your Blow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Blow Life Expectancy

What is the average Blow lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Blow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Blow in 1945 was 31, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Blow 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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