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Where did the English Blackie family come from? What is the English Blackie family crest and coat of arms? When did the Blackie family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Blackie family history?

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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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.

First found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.


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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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  • Ernest Morell Blackie (1867-1943), English Anglican bishop, Dean of Rochester (1937-1943), Bishop of Grimsby (1935-1937) and Bishop of Grantham (1930-1935)
  • Sydney "Sid" Blackie (1901-1966), English footballer who played from 1924 to 1926
  • John Blackie (1782-1874), Scottish publisher
  • John Stuart Blackie (1809-1895), Scottish scholar and man of letters
  • Josh Blackie (b. 1979), New Zealand rugby union player
  • Donald Dearness Blackie (1882-1955), Australian Test cricketer who played three Tests


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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.

This page was last modified on 18 February 2014 at 12:27.

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