Blake Family History & Genealogy

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Blake Last Name History & Origin

Updated Jun 29, 2020


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Name Origin

We changed our name to Blake in Ireland. Our original name was Caddle

Spellings & Pronunciations

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Nationality & Ethnicity

Ireland, Irish, and maybe originally from France some time in the 1400's

Famous People named Blake

We are not related to William Blake but I am know Michael Blake author of Dances with Wolves who took his mother's maiden name as his pen name. He is related to the poet who is famous from England.

Early Blakes

These are the earliest records we have of the Blake family.

1465 - Jun 20, 1547
1549 - Unknown
1619 - Unknown
1621 - Unknown
1644 - Jan 30, 1707
1656 - 1660
1705 - Unknown
1715 - 1790
1731 - 1800
1733 - Unknown

Blake Family Members

Blake Family Tree

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Sample of 20 Blake Biographies

Aug 25, 1880 - Unknown
Apr 1, 1947 - December 1995
Feb 23, 1956 - September 1983
Jun 27, 1926 - Apr 9, 2004
Dec 28, 1922 - August 1980
Jun 16, 1923 - March 1963
Dec 18, 1904 - November 1976
Dec 10, 1922 - May 2, 2009
Sep 20, 1967 - Jan 12, 1998
Jul 28, 1928 - November 1983
May 28, 1912 - Oct 2, 2003
Jun 25, 1901 - June 1971
Jan 31, 1885 - August 1967
Jun 12, 1989 - Apr 5, 2007
c. 1962 - Unknown
c. 1885 - Mar 8, 1942
Unknown - Dec 31, 1969
Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
c. 1921 - Unknown

Blake Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Blake family member is 68.8 years old according to our database of 28,523 people with the last name Blake that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

68.8 years

Oldest Blakes

These are the longest-lived members of the Blake family on AncientFaces.

Sep 4, 1852 - January 1975
122 years
Sep 10, 1886 - Feb 2, 1997
110 years
Dec 19, 1888 - Oct 16, 1998
109 years
Feb 9, 1894 - Sep 4, 2002
108 years
Nov 17, 1885 - Aug 27, 1991
105 years
May 5, 1895 - Jul 21, 2000
105 years
Mar 22, 1887 - Oct 24, 1992
105 years
May 30, 1886 - Dec 19, 1990
104 years
Apr 6, 1885 - Jul 4, 1989
104 years
May 9, 1891 - Oct 17, 1995
104 years

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Patricia Close
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Levi Lowell Blake was born in Addison County, Vermont April 27, 1830. He left his home at a young age to serve in the Mexican American War. He then made a small fortune in the California gold fields. He was in Montana with the Gov. Stevens Railroad Survey and worked closely with John Mullen who pioneered the first wagon road from Fort Benton to Walla Walla, Washington. In an election held July 14, 1862, Levi was elected representative to the Wash. Territorial Legislature. However, “on his way to the legislative session in Olympia, he was side tracked by the gold fields near present day Boise, ID, and never assumed the office.” He earned the title of Major Blake in 1867 for his services to the government, acting as Indian Agent on the Jocko Reservation near Polson, MT. He was officially elected to the post in 1869 but did not accept it. He returned to the east to live.
In 1870 Levi located in Wash. D. C. where he became part owner in the Marshall Hall Steamship Company. He traded the title of Major Blake for that of Captain Blake. He was the Captain of several pleasure steamers that plied the Potomac River to Mt. Vernon and the Marshall Hall Amusement Park. He was variously listed as captain of the “Mary Washington,” the “W.W. Corcoran,” the “Charles Macalaster,” and the “Steamer Arrow.” The Marshall Hall Steamship Co. later acquired the famed “River Queen,” of 1864. The “River Queen” had frequently been referred to as “Lincoln’s Favorite,” a/c his frequent use in the closing days of the Civil War.
At the age fifty-six, Levi married Marie (Robinson). They had a daughter, Marion, and a son Lowell Blake.
Levi died in Wash. D. C. in 1904 and, “with the consent of his wife, his burial expenses were assumed by the Mount Vernon Ladies Association as a gesture of appreciation and thanks for his many services.” His body was shipped, via Penn. R.R. to Northfield, VT, where he is buried with other members of his family.

By: Pat Close
Dec 01, 2002 · Reply
Diana Holder
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My grandfather Harold Blake was born May 14 1904 in Lockland Ohio. We do not have much information on his childhood,and we have not been able to obtain his birth certificate, when he was born I guess it wasn't a law that you had to submit a copy to the state. My grandmother only recalls that he said that his grandparents took care of him as a child. In 1922 he enlisted in the Army at Ft. Thomas Kentucky, and served in many places, such as Ft. Sam in Houston TX in 1926, Ft. Hayes in Columbus OH in 1939, Ft. Ruger in Honolulu HI from 1926-1936, Leesville LA in 1943, Ft. Benjamin Harrison in Indiana,and Ft. George G Meade in Maryland in 1930. We have no pictures at all of my grandfather, the only one we had was lost years ago. I have all of his military records, and the more I read them the more interested I get. I found out by researching his military records that he was married once before he married my grandmother, to a woman from Hawaii and may have had a child. So my father has a half sibling that he does not know. My hope is that some day someone will see one of my postings or this story and maybe help me find a photo of my grandfather. Thank you.
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