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Blackeard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Blackeard family


The surname Blackeard was first found in Berwickshire, Scotland, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Blackeard family


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Blackeard Spelling Variations


The name Blackeard, 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 Blackeard 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...
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Migration of the Blackeard 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 Blackeard family, or who bore a variation of the surname Blackeard were Donald Blackadder who settled in New England in 1720.

The Blackeard 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.


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