The ancient history of the Blachewall name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided at one of two places called Blackwell, one near a parish in Derbyshire
near Alfreton, and the other a township in the parish of Darlington, Durham
having derived from the Old English words bloec
, which means black and woell
, which means spring or stream.
Early Origins of the Blachewall family
The surname Blachewall was first found in Derbyshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Blachewall family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blachewall research.Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1120, 1597, 1608, 1699, 1618 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Blachewall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Blachewall Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Blachewall include Blackwell, Blackwall, Blackwill, Blackwel, Blaikewell, Blakewell, Blakewill, Blakewall, Blaikewall, Blakwill, Blackville, Blaikville, Blakeville, Bleckwell, Bleckwall, Bleckville, Plackwell, Plakewell, Plackville, Blatwell, Blatswill, Platwill and many more.
Early Notables of the Blachewall family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Father George Blackwell, Roman Catholic Archpriest of England
from 1597-1608; Isaac Blackwell (d.1699) English Cathedral organist and composer at... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blachewall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Blachewall family to Ireland
Some of the Blachewall family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Blachewall family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Blachewall or a variant listed above: Jeremy Blackwell who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635; Roger Blackwell settled in Virginia in 1636; John Blackwell settled in Quebec in 1825 with his family.