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Blackhawk Name Meaning

Native American (also Black Hawk): translation into English of a personal name such as Lakota Sioux Četaŋ Sapa composed of četaŋ ‘hawk’ and sapa ‘black’ or Sauk Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak an Anglicized form of a name also translated into English as ‘Black Sparrow Hawk’. See also Hawk

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


Similar surnames: Blackham, Blackshaw, Blacklock, Blackard, Blacknall, Blackman

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Where is the Blackhawk family from?

You can see how Blackhawk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blackhawk family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Blackhawk families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Blackhawk families living in Texas. This was about 63% of all the recorded Blackhawk's in USA. Texas had the highest population of Blackhawk families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Blackhawk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Blackhawk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Blackhawk. 34% of Blackhawk men worked as a Laborer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farm Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Truck Driver
    23%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 12 immigration records available for the last name Blackhawk. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 92 military records available for the last name Blackhawk. For the veterans among your Blackhawk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blackhawk lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Blackhawk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Blackhawk in 1966 was 87, and 46 in 2004.

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