Blackbear is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
name. It was a name given to a person who was a man with a black beard.
Early Origins of the Blackbear family
The surname Blackbear was first found in Hampshire
, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Blackbear family
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Blackbear Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Blackbear has appeared include Blackbeard, Blackbird, Blachebiert, Blacberd, Blakeberd, Blakebird and many more.
Early Notables of the Blackbear family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blackbear family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Blackbear arrived in North America very early: a number of settlers who migrated to the New World and contributed to the development of North American society.