Blakeney Family History

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Blakeney Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places so named in Gloucestershire and Norfolk or from Blackney Farm in Stoke Abbott, Dorset. The first two are named with Old English blæc, dative blacan ‘black’, ‘dark’ + eg ‘island’, ‘promontory’; the third is from Old English blæc + hæg ‘enclosure’.

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


Similar surnames: Blakely, Blakeway, Blakeley, Blake, Bradney, Bladen, Blankley

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Blakeney Family Origin

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Blakeney Family Occupations

What did your Blakeney ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Blakeney occupation in Canada was School. 36% of Blakeney's were Schools. School, Carpenter and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blakeney. A less common occupation for the Blakeney family was Farmer J.P..

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  • School

    36%
  • Carpenter

    18%
  • Farmer

    9%
  • Farmer J.P.

    9%

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Blakeney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Blakeney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blakeney 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 Blakeney. 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 Blakeney. For the veterans among your Blakeney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Blakeney Life Expectancy

What is the average Blakeney lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Blakeney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Blakeney in 1949 was 40, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Blakeney 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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