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Blank Name Meaning

German and Dutch: nickname for a man with white or fair hair or a pale complexion from Middle Low German and Middle High German blanc ‘bright shining white beautiful’ Middle Dutch blank ‘fair white’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German blank ‘bright shiny’ (compare 1 above). English (Devon): nickname for someone with fair hair or a pale complexion from Middle English blaunk ‘white fair’ (Old French blanc).

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

Similar surnames: Blanck, Bank, Blanc, Plank, Black, Lank, Link, Blanke, Slack, Bark

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Where is the Blank family from?

You can see how Blank families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blank family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Blank families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 66 Blank families living in Ontario. This was about 36% of all the recorded Blank's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Blank families in 1911.
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What did your Blank ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Daughter were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Blank. 38% of Blank men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Blank women worked as a Daughter. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blank were Labourer and Maid. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Daughter
  • Retired
  • Servant
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 81,000 census records available for the last name Blank. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blank 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Blank. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Blank. For the veterans among your Blank ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blank lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Blank life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Blank in 1943 was 32, and 81 in 2004.

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