The origins of the Blackebeard surname date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It comes from an early member of the family who was a man with a black beard.
Early Origins of the Blackebeard family
The surname Blackebeard was first found in Hampshire
, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Blackebeard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blackebeard 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 Blackebeard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Blackebeard Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few 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. Blackebeard has been spelled many different ways, including Blackbeard, Blackbird, Blachebiert, Blacberd, Blakeberd, Blakebird and many more.
Early Notables of the Blackebeard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blackebeard 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 Blackebeards to arrive in North America: a number of settlers who migrated to the New World and contributed to the development of North American society.