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The name Blackall has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the village of Blackall in Devon, or one of numerous other minor locations of the same name. The place-name is derived from black hall, which indicated a manor, which was dark in color or in a dark area.

Blackall Early Origins



The surname Blackall was first found in Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Blackall Spelling Variations


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Blackall Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Blackall have been found, including Blackhall, Blackall, Blakhall, Blaikhall and many more.

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Blackall Early History


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Blackall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blackall research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1420, 1671, 1655, 1716, 1708 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Blackall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blackall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blackall Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blackall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blackall In Ireland


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Blackall In Ireland



Some of the Blackall family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 69 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Blackall, or a variant listed above:

Blackall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lawrence Blackall, who landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1851

Blackall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ernest George Blackall, aged 34, who landed in America from London, in 1905
  • C. H. Blackall, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Charles W. Blackall, aged 35, who settled in America from Folkestone, England, in 1912
  • Alice Evelyn Blackall, aged 27, who landed in America from London, England, in 1913
  • Charles Blackall, aged 36, who landed in America from London, England, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Blackall Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Frank Blackall, aged 46, who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1916
  • May Blackall, aged 37, who emigrated to St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1916
  • Sydney Blackall, aged 1, who emigrated to St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1916

Blackall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Blackall, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  • Richard Blackall, aged 30, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert"
  • Thomas Blackall arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1847
  • Joanna Blackall, aged 33, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" in 1841850

Blackall Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joanna Blackall, aged 33, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blackall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blackall (post 1700)



  • Clarence Howard Blackall (1857-1942), American architect who is estimated to have designed 300 theatres
  • John Blackall M.D. (1771-1860), English physician, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, a pioneer in the the study of renal disease
  • Sir Henry Blackall (1889-1981), English Barrister, Colonial Administrator, and Genealogist in Ireland
  • Jasper Blackall (1920-1956), British bronze medalist sailor at the 1956 Summer Olympics
  • William E. Blackall (1876-1941), English-born, Western Australia medical doctor, best known for his contribution to that state's botany
  • William Walker Blackall (1864-1943), English clergyman and education, Anglican Superintendent of Education in Newfoundland
  • Colonel Samuel Wensley Blackall (1809-1871), Irish-born, Australian administrator, Governor of Queensland (1868-1871)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. 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).
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The Blackall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blackall 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.

This page was last modified on 26 October 2016 at 18:44.

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