Blackwelder Family History

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Blackwelder Name Meaning

Partly translated form of German Schwarzwälder, denoting someone from the Black Forest (German Schwarzwald). The first element Black is a translation of German Schwarz (Old High German swarz), while the second element is a respelling of -wälder ‘forest dweller’ (from Old High German wald ‘forest’).

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


Similar surnames: Blender, Blackmore, Fackler, Blacker, Blakely, Blecker, Blakeney

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Blackwelder Family Origin

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Blackwelder Family Occupations

What did your Blackwelder ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Blackwelder occupation in the USA was Farmer. 59% of Blackwelder's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blackwelder. A less common occupation for the Blackwelder family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    59%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%

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Blackwelder Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Blackwelder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blackwelder 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Blackwelder. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Blackwelder. For the veterans among your Blackwelder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Blackwelder Life Expectancy

What is the average Blackwelder lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Blackwelder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Blackwelder in 1944 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

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