Blacebeard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The earliest origins of the family name Blacebeard date back to the Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name given to a man with a black beard.
Early Origins of the Blacebeard family
The surname Blacebeard was first found in Hampshire, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Blacebeard family
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Blacebeard Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Blacebeard include Blackbeard, Blackbird, Blachebiert, Blacberd, Blakeberd, Blakebird and many more.
Early Notables of the Blacebeard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blacebeard family
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: a number of settlers who migrated to the New World and contributed to the development of North American society.