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Blunt Name Meaning

nickname for someone with fair hair or a light complexion, from Anglo-Norman French blunt ‘blond’ (Old French blund, blond, of Germanic origin). nickname for a stupid person, from Middle English blunt, blont ‘dull’, ‘stupid’ (probably from Old English blinnan ‘to stop’, or Old Norse blundr ‘sleep’).

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

Similar surnames: Bunt, Butt, Lunt, Bland, Mount, Brun, Flint, Blank, Glunt, Burt

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Where is the Blunt family from?

You can see how Blunt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blunt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Blunt families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 32 Blunt families living in New York. This was about 21% of all the recorded Blunt's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Blunt families in 1840.
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What did your Blunt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Blunt. 27% of Blunt men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Blunt women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blunt were Farm Laborer 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Laundress
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 88,000 census records available for the last name Blunt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blunt 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Blunt. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Blunt. For the veterans among your Blunt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blunt lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Blunt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Blunt in 1943 was 41, and 69 in 2004.

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