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Blythe Name Meaning

nickname for a cheerful person, from Old English bliðe ‘merry’, ‘cheerful’. habitational name from any of several places called Blyth or Blythe, especially Blyth in Northumberland, named for the rivers on which they stand. The river name is from Old English bliðe ‘gentle’, ‘pleasant’.

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


Similar surnames: Lyle, Bathe, Bligh, Blyth, Wythe, Rothe, Smythe, Barthe, Plath

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Where is the Blythe family from?

You can see how Blythe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blythe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Blythe families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 71 Blythe families living in Ontario. This was about 41% of all the recorded Blythe's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Blythe families in 1911.
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What did your Blythe ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Blythe. 26% of Blythe men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Blythe women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blythe were Laborer and Housekeeper.

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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
    26%
  • Labourer
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Servant
    22%
  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Blythe. For the veterans among your Blythe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blythe lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Blythe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Blythe in 1944 was 33, and 77 in 2004.

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