Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a man with a black beard.
Early Origins of the Blackebarte family
Hampshire, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Blackebarte family
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Blackebarte Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Blackebarte were recorded, including Blackbeard, Blackbird, Blachebiert, Blacberd, Blakeberd, Blakebird and many more.
Early Notables of the Blackebarte family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blackebarte family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Blackebarte family emigrate to 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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