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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.

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The surname Blackie was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blackie research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1634 is included under the topic Early Blackie History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Blackie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Blackie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Mary Ann Blackie, aged 29, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • James Blackie, aged 27, a teacher, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Philip Laing" in 1848

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  • 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


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  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. 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.
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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The Blackie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blackie 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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