Blue Family History

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Blue Name Meaning

English: generally a fairly recent Americanized form of German Blau or the French cognate Bleu.

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

Similar surnames: Belue, Brue, Lue, Bose, Baum, Plume, Bruer, Bale, Prue, Balle

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Blue Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Blue name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Blue. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


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Blue Family Origin

Where is the Blue family from?

Blue Family Occupations

What did your Blue ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Blue occupation in Canada was Farmer. 39% of Blue's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Blue family was Servant. Farmer, Cultivateur and Cultivateur Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blue.

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  • Farmer

  • Cultivateur

  • Cultivateur Son

  • Servant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Blue ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Blue Historical Records

What Blue family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 98,000 census records available for the last name Blue. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bluecensus 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Blue. 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 29,000 military records available for the last name Blue. For the veterans among your Blue ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Blue Life Expectancy

What is the average Blue lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Blue life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Blue in 1940 was 29, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Blue

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Blue 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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