Blackwell Family Background

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Surname Meaning

An English/Scottish word taken from the Anglo-Saxon word 'blaecburna' meaning 'black/dark coloured stream'.

A name which is thought to have been taken from the place of the same name in Lancashire, would have been given to someone who lived there or someone of lived near a 'dark coloured' stream.

Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Blackwell Surname Statistics


Top Professions for the Blackwell family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 150
Female Servant 75
Independent 61
Labourer 49
Male Servant 38
Farmer 31
Carpenter 23
Ag Labourer 18
Shoe Maker 16
Tailor 15
Cotton Weaver 13
Mason 13
Lead Miner 10
Blacksmith 9
Grocer 9
Servant 8
Publican 8
Porter 8
Joiner 7
Silk Weaver 7
Weaver 7
Smith 6
Engineer 6
Dress Maker 6
Baker 6

Blackwell Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Blackwell 100% 38,975
2 Blackwall 89% 1,347
3 Blockwell 89% 588
4 Blackwill 89% 261
5 Balckwell 78% 123

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The surname Blackwell is the most popular version of all its varients

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