The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Blackhill come from when the family resided 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.
Early Origins of the Blackhill family
The surname Blackhill was first found in Devon
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Blackhill family
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Blackhill Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Blackhill has been recorded under many different variations, including Blackhall, Blackall, Blakhall, Blaikhall and many more.
Early Notables of the Blackhill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blackhill family to Ireland
Some of the Blackhill 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.
Migration of the Blackhill family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Blackhill or a variant listed above: Agnes Blackhall, aged 26; who settled in New York in 1774.