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Early Origins of the Blackerby family

The surname Blackerby was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Blackerby family

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Blackerby Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Blackerby has been recorded under many different variations, including Blackerby, Blackabey, Blackerbie, Blackerbee and others.

Early Notables of the Blackerby family (pre 1700)

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Australia Blackerby migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Blackerby Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Blackerby, (Carter), British Convict who was convicted in Essex, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Coromandel" on 27th October 1819, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Blackerby (post 1700) +

  • William O'Rear Blackerby (b. 1853), American politician, Member of Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1882-83; Bracken County Attorney [2]
  • George Franklin Blackerby (1903-1987), Ameerican Major League Baseball player

  1. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 12th March 2021). Retrieved from
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from on Facebook