Home

Digital Products

Prints

Apparel

Home & Barware

Gifts


Customer Service



Blackford History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Anglo-Saxon name Blackford comes from when the family resided in one of two places called Blackford, both in the county of Somerset. One was a parish near Wincanton, while the other was a chapelry in the parish of Wedmore, near Axbridge. The name is derived from black ford, indicating a dark place in which there was a river crossing.

Early Origins of the Blackford family


The surname Blackford was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Blackford family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blackford research.
Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the year 1700 is included under the topic Early Blackford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Blackford Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Blackford include Blackford, Blackforde, Blakeford, Blakford and others.

Early Notables of the Blackford family (pre 1700)


More information is included under the topic Early Blackford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Blackford family to the New World and Oceana


A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Blackford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Blackford who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1635 and was strongly involved in the development of Barnstable and Cape Cod
  • Mary Blackford, who arrived in Virginia in 1649 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Mary Blackford who settled in Virginia in 1649
  • William Blackford, who arrived in Virginia in 1664 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Blackford Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Blackford, who landed in America in 1765 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Blackford Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Blackford, aged 29, who arrived in Michigan in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Harold Blackford, aged 18, who emigrated to America from Hereford, in 1894
  • E. G. Blackford, aged 48, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Blackford Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Florence Blackford, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Harold Blackford, aged 10, who landed in America from Limerick, in 1904
  • Jilla Blackford, aged 39, who landed in America from London, in 1905
  • James Blackford, aged 44, who settled in America from Birmingham, England, in 1908
  • Horace Victor Blackford, aged 23, who landed in America from Stratford, England, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Blackford Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Blackford, aged 38, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Thetis" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Friday 1st September 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emigrant 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/thetis1854.shtml

Contemporary Notables of the name Blackford (post 1700)


  • Steven Allen Blackford (1977-2004), American three-time NCAA All-American and two-time Pac-10 Champion wrestler for Arizona State University
  • Charles Minor Blackford (1833-1903), American lawyer and author of American Civil War stories
  • Isaac N Blackford (1786-1859), American jurist and politician, justice of the Indiana Supreme Court (1817-1852)
  • Vivien Blackford, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 2008 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Peggy Blackford (b. 1942), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Guinea-Bissau, 1995 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Isaac Newton Blackford (1786-1859), American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1824; Candidate for Governor of Indiana, 1825; Candidate for U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1825, 1826 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Frank F. Blackford, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1912 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • F. R. Blackford, American politician, Mayor of Charleston, Illinois, 1935 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Ann L. Blackford, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2008 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Richard Blackford (b. 1954), English composer
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Blackford Family Crest Products



See Also



Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Friday 1st September 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emigrant 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/thetis1854.shtml
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Sign Up