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The history of the name Blackbeard begins in the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for a man with a black beard.

Blackbeard Early Origins



The surname Blackbeard was first found in Hampshire, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest.

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Blackbeard Spelling Variations


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Blackbeard Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Blackbeard are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Blackbeard include: Blackbeard, Blackbird, Blachebiert, Blacberd, Blakeberd, Blakebird and many more.

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Blackbeard Early History


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Blackbeard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blackbeard research. Another 355 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1206, 1273, 1275, 1279, 1379, 1397, 1399, 1612 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Blackbeard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blackbeard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blackbeard Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Blackbeard Notables 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Blackbeard or a variant listed above:

Blackbeard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Blackbeard, who arrived in Virginia in 1718 [1]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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blackbeard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blackbeard (post 1700)



  • Captain Blackbeard (1680-1718), nickname of Edward Teach, a notorious English pirate in the West Indies and the eastern coast of the American colonies
  • William Elsworth "Bill" Blackbeard (b. 1926), American comic strip historian and author, founder-director of the San Francisco Academy of Comic Art

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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The Blackbeard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blackbeard 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 2 February 2015 at 09:42.

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