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Blewett Family History

Blewett Name Meaning

English: from Middle English bluet ‘blue woolen cloth’ or bleuet ‘cornflower’, perhaps applied as a nickname for a habitual wearer of blue clothes or for someone with blue eyes. Both terms are from Old French bleuet, a diminutive of bleu ‘blue’, a word of Germanic origin (see Blau).

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


Similar surnames: Blissett, Fleet, Jewett, Baskett, Burgett, Brett, Berrett, Leet, Lett

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Where is the Blewett family from?

You can see how Blewett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blewett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Blewett families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 62 Blewett families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Blewett's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Blewett families in 1911.
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What did your Blewett ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Blewett. 46% of Blewett men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Blewett women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blewett were Clerk and Income.

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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
    46%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Sivery Business
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    67%
  • Income
    34%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Blewett. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Blewett. For the veterans among your Blewett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blewett lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Blewett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Blewett in 1942 was 63, and 88 in 2004.

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