Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Blagrave, a tithing in the parish of Lambourn, Berkshire. The place name is derived from the Old English word Blaca-graf, which literally means the black or dark grove.
Early Origins of the Blackgrave family
family seat from ancient times, perhaps even before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Blackgrave family
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Blackgrave Spelling Variations
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. Blackgrave has been spelled many different ways, including Blagrove, Blagrave, Blackgrove, Blackgrave and others.
Early Notables of the Blackgrave family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blackgrave 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 Blackgraves to arrive in North America: Ann Blackgrove who settled in Barbados in 1634 and later moved to the main land in St. Christopher; George Blackgrove, who settled in Virginia in 1654.
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