Bligh Name Meaning

English: variant of Blythe. Irish: Americanized form of the Connacht name Ó Blighe ‘descendant of Blighe’, a personal name probably derived from the Old Norse byname Blígr (from blígja ‘to gaze’). Cornish: nickname from Cornish blyth ‘wolf’. Compare Blethen.

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


Similar surnames: Blick, Sligh, Bliss, Bough, Blight, High, Haigh, Bleigh, Klich, Klish

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Bligh Family Origin

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Bligh Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Agent

    5%
  • Barrister

    5%
  • Barrister At Law

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bligh family was Barrister At Law. The most common Bligh occupation in Canada was Farmer. 26% of Bligh's were Farmers. Farmer, Agent and Barrister were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bligh.

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Bligh Historical Records

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Bligh Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1958 and 2004, Bligh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bligh in 1958 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bligh

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