The origins of the Blachebeard surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was a man with a black beard.
Early Origins of the Blachebeard family
The surname Blachebeard was first found in Hampshire
, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Blachebeard family
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Blachebeard Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, 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. Blachebeard has been recorded under many different variations, including Blackbeard, Blackbird, Blachebiert, Blacberd, Blakeberd, Blakebird and many more.
Early Notables of the Blachebeard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blachebeard 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 Blachebeard or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who migrated to the New World and contributed to the development of North American society.