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Blois Family History

Blois Name Meaning

French and English (of Norman origin): habitational name from either of two places in France called Blois, in Loire-et-Cher and Jura.

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


Similar surnames: Bois, Bloise, Valois, Lois, Blair, Lis, Blaise, Sloss, Boys, Brais

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Where is the Blois family from?

You can see how Blois families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blois family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Blois families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 119 Blois families living in Quebec. This was about 44% of all the recorded Blois's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Blois families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Blois surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Blois ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Blois. 29% of Blois men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Blois women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blois were Labourer and Stenographer.

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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
    29%
  • Cultivateur
    14%
  • Journalier
    14%
  • Labourer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Student
    25%
  • Teacher
    19%
  • Bookkeeper
    19%
  • Stenographer
    13%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Blois. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blois census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Blois. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Blois lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Blois life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Blois in 1955 was 38, and 67 in 2004.

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