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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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Blythe Family Origin

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Blythe Family Occupations

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In 1881, Farmer, Clerk and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blythe. A less common occupation for the Blythe family was Servant. The most common Blythe occupation in Canada was Farmer. 25% of Blythe's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Clerk

  • Laborer

  • Servant


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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Blythe. 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 1,000 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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Blythe Life Expectancy

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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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