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Blow Name Meaning

English: from Middle English blowe, blaa, bloo ‘pale’, hence a nickname for someone with an exceptionally pale complexion. Americanized spelling of French Bleau.

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


Similar surnames: Brow, Low, Clow, Snow, Trow, Flow, Bow, Bly, Crow, Bloom

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Where is the Blow family from?

You can see how Blow families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blow family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Blow families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 70 Blow families living in Ontario. This was about 58% of all the recorded Blow's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Blow families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Blow surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Blow ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Blow. 40% of Blow men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Blow women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blow were Painter and Dressmaker.

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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
    40%
  • Machinist
    12%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Painter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Operator
    34%
  • Dressmaker
    34%
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Census Records

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Blow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blow 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Blow. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Blow. For the veterans among your Blow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blow lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Blow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Blow in 1945 was 31, and 72 in 2004.

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