Anglo-Saxon name Blackbeord come from its first bearer, who was a man with a black beard.
Early Origins of the Blackbeord family
Hampshire, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Blackbeord family
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Blackbeord Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Blackbeord has been spelled many different ways, including Blackbeard, Blackbird, Blachebiert, Blacberd, Blakeberd, Blakebird and many more.
Early Notables of the Blackbeord family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blackbeord family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Blackbeords to arrive in North America: a number of settlers who migrated to the New World and contributed to the development of North American society.
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