Bledsoe Family History

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Bledsoe Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire named Bledisloe, from the Old English personal name Blið (a byname meaning ‘cheerful’) + Old English hlaw ‘mound’, ‘tumulus’.

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


Similar surnames: Ledsome, Benson, Breese, Blincoe, Beste, Belson, Gladson, Blossom

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Bledsoe Family Origin

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Bledsoe Family Occupations

What did your Bledsoe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bledsoe. A less common occupation for the Bledsoe family was Keeping House. The most common Bledsoe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Bledsoe's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    55%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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Bledsoe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bledsoe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bledsoe 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Bledsoe. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bledsoe. For the veterans among your Bledsoe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bledsoe Life Expectancy

What is the average Bledsoe lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Bledsoe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bledsoe in 1946 was 48, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bledsoe 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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