Origins Available: English
The earliest origins of the family name Blache date back to the Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name given to a person associated with the color black. The name Blache may have referred to someone with black hair or clothing, or to somone who worked in a profession such as chimney sweeping, which left its practitioners covered in soot.
Early Origins of the Blache family
The surname Blache was first found in Lincolnshire
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. It is said that the first family of Black were converted to Christianity by Paulinus, the head of the family being Prefect of Lincoln, about 628. They moved northward, however, and were well established in Scotland
by 1175 A.D.
Early History of the Blache family
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Blache 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 Blache include Black, Blacke and others.
Early Notables of the Blache family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blache family to Ireland
Some of the Blache family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 150 words (11 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 Blache family to the New World and Oceana
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: Abraham Black, who settled in Virginia in 1713; Albert Black, who arrived in Maryland in 1673; Bridg Black, who settled in Virginia in 1662; Christian Black, who settled in Wilmington, NC in 1775.