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Blakenship Name Meaning

English: variant of Blankenship .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Blankenship, Blankinship, Brokenshire, Blakes, Blakesley, Blacksher

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Where is the Blakenship family from?

You can see how Blakenship families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blakenship family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Blakenship families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Blakenship family living in Alberta. This was 100% of all the recorded Blakenship's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Blakenship families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Blakenship surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Blakenship ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Blakenship. 27% of Blakenship men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Blakenship women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blakenship were Proprietor and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • School Teacher
  • Housework
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Blakenship. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blakenship 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 81 immigration records available for the last name Blakenship. 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 272 military records available for the last name Blakenship. For the veterans among your Blakenship ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blakenship lifespan?

Between 1970 and 2002, in the United States, Blakenship life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Blakenship in 1970 was 31, and 61 in 2002.

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