Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is a name for a man with a black beard.
Early Origins of the Blachebard family
Hampshire, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Blachebard family
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Blachebard Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Blachebard has been recorded under many different variations, including Blackbeard, Blackbird, Blachebiert, Blacberd, Blakeberd, Blakebird and many more.
Early Notables of the Blachebard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blachebard family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Blachebard or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who migrated to the New World and contributed to the development of North American society.
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