Blachmore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Blachmore is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in the area of Blackmore. Early members lived near one of two places named Blakmore, a parish in the diocese of Winchester, and a parish in the diocese of St. Albans. The place-name is derived from the Old English words blaec, meaning black, and mor, meaning marsh, and would have been used to name a settlement near a dark marsh.

Early Origins of the Blachmore family

The surname Blachmore was first found in Essex where they had been Lords of the manor of Blachemer from very ancient times.

Important Dates for the Blachmore family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blachmore research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1654, 1729, 1684 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Blachmore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Blachmore 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. Blachmore has been recorded under many different variations, including Blakemore, Blackmore, Blackamore, Blackmere and others.

Early Notables of the Blachmore family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Richard Blakemore, High Sheriff of Hereford; Sir Richard Blackmore (1654-1729), English poet and physician from Corsham, Wiltshire; Sir John Blackmore, English peer who was in the confidence of...
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Migration of the Blachmore family

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 Blachmore or a variant listed above: Henry Blackmoor, who was a boat owner in Bona Vista, Newfoundland, in 1781; Jean Blackmore settled at Greenspond Pond, Newfoundland, in 1817; Isaac, Francis, Henry, Thomas and William Blakemore arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1830 and 1870.

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