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The Blackham name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having 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.

Blackham Early Origins



The surname Blackham 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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Blackham Spelling Variations


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Blackham Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Blackham has undergone many spelling variations, including Blackhall, Blackall, Blakhall, Blaikhall and many more.

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Blackham Early History


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Blackham Early History



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

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Blackham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blackham Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Blackham In Ireland


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Blackham In Ireland



Some of the Blackham 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


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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Blackham were among those contributors:

Blackham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Blackham, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876
  • William Henry Blackham, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878

Blackham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Blackham arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Birman" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BIRMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Birman.htm
  • Henry Blackham arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Birman" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BIRMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Birman.htm
  • Frederick Blackham arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Birman" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BIRMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Birman.htm
  • Anna Maria Blackham arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Senator" in 1849
  • Elizabeth Blackham arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Senator" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blackham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blackham (post 1700)



  • Ann R. Blackham, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1972
  • Sir Richard Blackham (d. 1728), 1st Baronet of London, an English peer, woollen manufacturer and a Turkey merchant
  • Sir John Blackham (d. 1728), 2nd Baronet of London, an English peer
  • Vice Admiral Sir Jeremy Joe Blackham KCB (b. 1943), British Royal Navy officer, Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (19951997), Deputy Commander-in-Chief Fleet (19971999)
  • John McCarthy "Jack" Blackham (1854-1932), Australian Test cricketer who played for Victoria and Australia
  • Harold John Blackham (1903-2009), British humanist philosopher, writer and educationalist, known for his book, Six Existentialist Thinkers, which became a popular university textbook
  • John Blackham, New Zealand businessman and entrepreneur
  • Joan Blackham (b. 1946), British actress of stage, film and television known for Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), The Sweeney (2012) and Bitva za Sevastopol (2015)

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Blackham Historic Events


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Blackham Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Arthur James Blackham (1889-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Citations


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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. 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.
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Blackham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blackham 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.

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