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The name Blackhall has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the village of Blackall in Devon, or one of numerous other minor locations of the same name. The place-name is derived from black hall, which indicated a manor, which was dark in color or in a dark area.

Blackhall Early Origins



The surname Blackhall was first found in Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Blackhall Spelling Variations


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Blackhall Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Blackhall have been found, including Blackhall, Blackall, Blakhall, Blaikhall and many more.

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Blackhall Early History


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Blackhall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blackhall research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1420, 1671, 1655, 1716, 1708 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Blackhall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blackhall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blackhall Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blackhall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blackhall In Ireland


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Blackhall In Ireland



Some of the Blackhall family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 69 words (5 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Blackhall, or a variant listed above:

Blackhall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ralph Blackhall, who landed in Maryland in 1668

Blackhall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Agnes Blackhall, aged 26, who settled in New York in 1774
  • Agnes Blackhall, aged 26, landed in New York in 1774

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blackhall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blackhall (post 1700)



  • George Blackhall, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virgin Islands, 2004
  • David Scott Blackhall (1910-1981), English radio personality, author and poet
  • Mark Christopher Blackhall (b. 1960), English former football sriker who played from 1977 to 1983
  • Sheena Blackhall (b. 1947), Scottish poet, novelist, short story writer, illustrator and traditional story teller

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. 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).
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Blackhall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blackhall 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 10 September 2016 at 17:24.

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