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Blanton Name Meaning

English: unexplained; perhaps a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place. It has been suggested that it might be an altered form of Scottish Ballantine, but the distribution and variants (including Blanding) make it more probable that it is an altered form of a French original.

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


Similar surnames: Banton, Glanton, Clanton, Branton, Slatton, Landon, Baston, Brandon

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Where is the Blanton family from?

You can see how Blanton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blanton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Blanton families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 8 Blanton families living in Ontario. This was about 62% of all the recorded Blanton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Blanton families in 1911.
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What did your Blanton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Blanton. 24% of Blanton men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Blanton women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blanton were Salesman and Cook.

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Cook
    5%
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Passenger Lists

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What is the average Blanton lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Blanton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Blanton in 1943 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

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