Bleak Name Meaning

English: possibly from bleak ‘pale’ (first attested in the 16th century, but probably a much older word, derived from Old Norse bleikr, a cognate of Old English blac). The name John Bleke is recorded at Haddenham, near Ely, in 1585. However, the Low German or Dutch name Bleeke was introduced to England by a waterman recorded at Gravesend, Kent, in 1653, and this may account for some if not all examples of the name.

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


Similar surnames: Beck, Bean, Leaf, Berk, Bream, Fleak, Blank, Leap, Breck, Beas

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Bleak Family Origin

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Bleak Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Accountant

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%
  • Farming

    7%

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In 1880, Farmer, Accountant and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bleak. A less common occupation for the Bleak family was Farming. The most common Bleak occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Bleak's were Farmers.

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Between 1966 and 2004, Bleak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Bleak in 1966 was 75, and 87 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bleak

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