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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. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. 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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