Blackie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Blackie surname lived in the village and parish of Blakey Ridge, in the North Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Blackie family
The surname Blackie was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Important Dates for the Blackie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blackie research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1634 is included under the topic Early Blackie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Blackie Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Blackie are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Blackie include: Blakey, Blakie, Blaiky, Blaike, Blakye, Blaikie and others.
Early Notables of the Blackie family (pre 1700)
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Blackie migration to New Zealand
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Blackie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mary Ann Blackie, aged 29, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
- James Blackie, aged 27, a teacher, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Philip Laing" in 1848
- Mr. James Blackie, Scottish settler travelling from Greenock aboard the ship "Philip Laing" arriving in Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 15th April 1848 
- Mrs. Blackie, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Sebastopol" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st May 1863 
- Mr. Robert Blackie, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Sebastopol" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st May 1863 
Contemporary Notables of the name Blackie (post 1700)
- William E. Blackie, American politician, Mayor of Lakewood, Ohio, 1977 
- Charles Blackie, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 13th District, 1873 
- Sydney "Sid" Blackie (1901-1966), English footballer who played from 1924 to 1926
- Ernest Morell Blackie (1867-1943), English Anglican bishop, Dean of Rochester (1937-1943), Bishop of Grimsby (1935-1937) and Bishop of Grantham (1930-1935)
- Donald Dearness Blackie (1882-1955), Australian Test cricketer who played three Tests
- Josh Blackie (b. 1979), New Zealand rugby union player
- John Stuart Blackie (1809-1895), Scottish scholar and man of letters
- John Blackie (1782-1874), Scottish publisher
- Blackie Lawless (b. 1956), born Steven Edward Duren, an American songwriter and musician, best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the heavy metal band W.A.S.P
- Blackie Whiteford (1889-1962), American film actor who appeared in 275 films between 1928 and 1962
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