Early Origins of the Blackard family
The surname Blackard was first found in Berwickshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Blackard family
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Blackard Spelling Variations
The name Blackard, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Blackadder, Blackader, Blackater, Blacketter, Blaicketter, Blacader and many more.
Early Notables of the Blackard family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Robert Blackadder (died 1508) a medieval Scottish cleric, diplomat and politician, who was Abbot of Melrose, Bishop-elect of Aberdeen and Bishop of Glasgow; Sir Alexander Blackadder; John Blackadder (1615-1686), Scottish Covenanting minister; John Blackadder (or Blackader) (ca. 1622-1685), a Scottish eminent... Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blackard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Blackard family to the New World and Oceana
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland
, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Blackard family, or who bore a variation of the surname Blackard were
Blackard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Elizabeth Blackard, who landed in Maryland in 1668 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Blackard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Emma P. Blackard, aged 45, who landed in America, in 1921
Contemporary Notables of the name Blackard (post 1700)
- Jeffory Blackard (b. 1957), American real estate developer and philanthropist
The Blackard Motto
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 fine
Motto Translation: Look to the end.