Blackebird History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The history of the name Blackebird begins in the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for a man with a black beard.
Early Origins of the Blackebird family
The surname Blackebird was first found in Hampshire, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Blackebird family
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Blackebird 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 Blackebird 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 Blackebird include: Blackbeard, Blackbird, Blachebiert, Blacberd, Blakeberd, Blakebird and many more.
Early Notables of the Blackebird family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blackebird family
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 Blackebird or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who migrated to the New World and contributed to the development of North American society.