Bleak Family History

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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

What did your Bleak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Assistant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bleak. 6% of Bleak men worked as a Farmer and 6% of Bleak women worked as an Assistant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bleak were Mine Leaser and Farming

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Laborer
  • Mine Leaser

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Assistant
  • Cook
  • Cooking
  • Farming

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bleak Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bleak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bleak 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 142 immigration records available for the last name Bleak. 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 543 military records available for the last name Bleak. For the veterans among your Bleak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bleak Life Expectancy

What is the average Bleak lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bleak 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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