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The saga of the name Blakelock begins with a Strathclyde-Briton family in the ancient Scottish/English Borderlands. It is a name for a person with dark hair. As such, the Blakelock surname most likely evolved from a nickname from the Middle English "blakelok," in turn from the Old English blec, meaning "black," or "dark," and locc, meaning a "lock of hair."

Blakelock Early Origins



The surname Blakelock was first found in Westmorland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Blakelock Spelling Variations


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Blakelock Spelling Variations



The many spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years Blakelock has been spelled Blacklock, Blakelock, Blacklocke, Blakelocke, Blaikelock, Blaiklock and many more.

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Blakelock Early History


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Blakelock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blakelock research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1332, 1400, 1721, and 1791 are included under the topic Early Blakelock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blakelock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blakelock Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blakelock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland, many decided to head out for North America. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were: Thomas Blacklocke, who settled in Virginia in 1623; George Blacklock, who settled in Barbados in 1635; as well as Martha Blacklock, who settled in Maryland in 1722..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blakelock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blakelock (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General David Hazen Blakelock (1895-1975), American Commanding Officer, Services of Supply, Force 51 (1942-1943) [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) David Blakelock. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Blakelock/David_Hazen/USA.html

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