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The surname Blackadder was first found in Berwickshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D.
Although the name, Blackadder, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Blackadder, Blackader, Blackater, Blacketter, Blaicketter, Blacader and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blackadder research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1477, 1494, 1508, 1615, 1686, 1622, 1685, 1626, 1670, 1461, 1664 and 1729 are included under the topic Early Blackadder History in all our PDF Extended History products
Another 197 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blackadder Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Blackadder family name Blackadder, or who bore a variation of the surname were
Blackadder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Thomas Blackadder, who landed in New England in 1700
- Donald Blackadder who settled in New England in 1720
Blackadder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Alex Blackadder, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871
- Alexander Blackadder, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871
- Agnes Blackadder, aged 17, who settled in America from Coatbridge, in 1893
Blackadder Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Annie Blackadder, aged 32, who landed in America from Paisley, in 1904
- Alexr. Blackadder, aged 8, who emigrated to the United States from Blackwood, Scotland, in 1911
- Agnes Blackadder, aged 64, who emigrated to the United States from Blackwood, Scotland, in 1911
- James Blackadder, aged 65, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921
- George Blackadder, aged 27, who emigrated to America from Johnstone, Scotland, in 1922
- Mr. Robert C Blackadder, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
- Dame Elizabeth Blackadder DBE, RA, RSA (b. 1931), Scottish painter and printmaker
- Todd Blackadder (b. 1971), New Zealand rugby player
- Major General Charles Blackadder (1869-1921), British general in the First World War
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto. Motto:
Vise a la fineMotto Translation:
Look to the end.
- Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
- The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
- Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
- Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
- Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
- Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
- Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
- Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
- Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
- Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
The Blackadder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blackadder Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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