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Blackhurst is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Blackhurst family once 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.

Blackhurst Early Origins



The surname Blackhurst 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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Blackhurst Spelling Variations


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Blackhurst Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Blackhurst family name include Blackhall, Blackall, Blakhall, Blaikhall and many more.

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Blackhurst Early History


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Blackhurst Early History



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

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Blackhurst Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blackhurst Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Blackhurst In Ireland


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Blackhurst In Ireland



Some of the Blackhurst 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Blackhurst surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Blackhurst Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Roger Blackhurst, who arrived in Maryland in 1668

Blackhurst Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Blackhurst, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blackhurst (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blackhurst (post 1700)



  • Anni Blackhurst, American actress, known for Continuity (2012), The Sound of Spying (2014) and History Is Myth (2013)
  • Rod Blackhurst (b. 1980), American director, known for Alone Time (2013) and Would You (2012)
  • Warren Elmer "Tweard" Blackhurst (1904-1970), American author, best known for his book "Riders of the Flood"
  • Klea Blackhurst, American singer and actress, known for Andy Across the Water (2002), Elmo's Musical Adventure: Peter and the Wolf (2001) and The Onion News Network (2011)
  • Warren E. Blackhurst, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Pocahontas County, 1952
  • Mrs. J. B. Blackhurst, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1952
  • Harry Blackhurst, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Pocahontas County, 1919-20
  • Chris Blackhurst (b. 1959), British journalist, former editor of The Independent

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Blackhurst Historic Events


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Blackhurst Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mrs. Ada Blackhurst (1869-1914), née Ratcliffe Canadian Second Class Passenger from Paris, 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



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. 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.
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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    The Blackhurst Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blackhurst 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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