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Blackett Early Origins



The surname Blackett was first found in Northumberland at Wylam, a township, in the parish of Ovingham, union of Hexham, E. division of Tindale ward. "The manor was an appurtenance to the monastery of Tynemouth, and was granted by the crown to a branch of the Fenwick family, of Fenwick Tower, from whom it passed to the Blacketts, in the reign of Charles II. It is now the property of Christopher Blackett, Esq., of Wylam House." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Again in Northumberland, but this time in West Matfen, we found Matfen Hall, "the beautiful seat of Sir Edward Blackett, Bart., a fine eminence sheltered by extensive woods." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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Blackett Spelling Variations


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Blackett Spelling Variations



During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Blackett occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Blackett, Blackitt, Blackhead, Blacket, Blackit and others.

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Blackett Early History


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Blackett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blackett research. Another 198 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1621, 1680, 1673, 1680, 1649, 1718, 1657, 1705, 1685, 1688, 1689, 1690 and 1728 are included under the topic Early Blackett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blackett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blackett Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir William Blackett, 1st Baronet (1621-1680), English businessman in Newcastle and a politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1673 to 1680; Sir Edward Blackett, 2nd Baronet (1649-1718), an English...

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blackett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blackett In Ireland


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Blackett In Ireland



Some of the Blackett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 168 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Blackett, or a spelling variation of the surname include:

Blackett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tym Blackett settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Tym Blackett, aged 40, landed in Virginia in 1635

Blackett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joshua Blackett settled in Maryland in 1739
  • Joshua Blackett, who landed in Maryland in 1740
  • Tobiah Blackett, aged 25, arrived in Carolina in 1774
  • Tobiah Blackett settled in Carolina in 1774

Blackett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John W Blackett, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1896

Blackett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ebenezer Blackett, aged 28, a shoemaker, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Macedon"
  • Ebenezer Blackett, aged 28, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Macedon" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blackett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blackett (post 1700)



  • Hill Blackett (1892-1967), American Republican politician, Member of Republican National Committee from Illinois, 1939; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1940, 1952 (alternate)
  • Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett OM, CH, FRS (1897-1974), English experimental physicist awarded Nobel Prize for Physics in 1948
  • Sir Edward William Blackett, 7th Baronet Blackett, English army Colonel and Aide de Camp to HM Queen Victoria in 1878, High Sheriff of Northumberland in 1889
  • Sir Edward Blackett (1719-1804), 4th Baronet Blackett, High Sheriff of Northumberland (17571758)
  • Lee Blackett (b. 1982), English rugby player
  • Sir Basil Blackett KCB, KCSI (1882-1935), British Civil Servant and expert on international finance

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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: Nous travaillerons en L'esperance
Motto Translation: We will labor in hope.


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Blackett Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Blackett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blackett Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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