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The origins of the Blackgrove name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from 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.

Blackgrove Early Origins



The surname Blackgrove was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, perhaps even before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Blackgrove Spelling Variations


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Blackgrove Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Blackgrove were recorded, including Blagrove, Blagrave, Blackgrove, Blackgrave and others.

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Blackgrove Early History


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Blackgrove Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blackgrove research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1540, 1603, 1668, 1640, 1660, 1630, 1704 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Blackgrove History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blackgrove Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blackgrove Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Daniel Blagrave (1603-1668) English politician and regicide, Member of Parliament for the Parliamentary Borough of Reading between 1640 and 1660; upon the...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blackgrove Notables 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Blackgrove family emigrate to North America:

Blackgrove Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anto Blackgrove, aged 24, landed in St Christopher in 1634
  • 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
  • Geo Blackgrove, who arrived in Virginia in 1654
  • William Blackgrove, who came to Virginia in 1663
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Blackgrove Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Step Blackgrove, who arrived in Virginia in 1703

Blackgrove Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Blackgrove arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orleana" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Orleana.htm

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Orleana.htm

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. 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).
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

The Blackgrove Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blackgrove 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.

This page was last modified on 5 September 2013 at 12:16.

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