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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bledsoe

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  • A submission from Colorado, United States says the name Bledsoe means "They come from Warwick, his alies in the wars of the roses, a minor family who fought for warwick. My side of the Bledsoe are Abraham Bledsoe and pioneer family, the Boone is also my line, but in another line, actually my grand mother goes to Boone. and my grandfather her husband goes to Bledsoe, so many were Kentucky Long Hunters. and fought with Boone And Martin. ...The "great hunt" was organized in 1769, the parties meeting eight miles from Fort Chiswell on New River, consisting of more than twenty-five men, of whom the following are known: Gasper Mansker, Bazel Boren, Elisah Wallen (whose descendants married into the Boren family on the Watauga), Obediah Terrell, John Rains, Abraham and Isaac Bledsoe, Joseph and John Baker, Danial Boone and Squire Boone Joseph Drake, Uriah Stone, Henry Smith, New Cowan, Robert Crockett, William Carr, James Dysart, Thomas Kilgore, Jacob Harmon, William Crabtree, James Aldridge, Thomas Gordon, Humphrey Hogan and Castleton Brooks." and is of English origin.
Other origins: Hebrew

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Bledsoe

Drew Bledsoe is a football player for the New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills, and Dallas Cowboys. Drew was born on February 14th, 1972 in Ellensburg, Washington.


Eric Bledsoe is a basketball player for the Phoenix Suns, →Bakersfield Jam, and Los Angeles Clippers in the National Basketball Association. He has been prominent since 2010. Eric was born on December 9th, 1989 in Birmingham, Alabama.


Tempestt Bledsoe is an actor and actress. She was most active from 1984 to present. Tempestt was born on August 1st, 1973 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.


Neal Bledsoe is an actor. He was most prominent from 2005 to present. Neal was born on March 26th, 1981 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Ben Bledsoe is a pop music and rock music singer-songwriter. He has been prominent since 1999. Ben was given the name Benjamin Frederick Bledsoe on May 11th, 1982 in Snellville, Georgia, U.S.


Alex Bledsoe is a fantasy writer. Alex was born in Tennessee.


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Popularity of Bledsoe as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bledsoe U.S.
  White 74.91% 64.26%
  African American 19.89% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.53% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.52% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.22% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.92% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bledsoe

People with the last name Bledsoe are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Bledsoe

  • How Popular is the name Bledsoe? As a last name Bledsoe was the 1,948th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Bledsoe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Bledsoe is Thursday, February 12th, 1880.
  • How unique is the name Bledsoe? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Bledsoe. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Bledsoe: Your name in reverse order is Eosdelb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Odbeles. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bledsoe? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 18,510 people with the last name Bledsoe.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bledsoe? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Bledsoe as their last name.

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