The lineage of the name Blacklaws begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Blackler, a village located in the county of Devon
in the south west of England.
Early Origins of the Blacklaws family
The surname Blacklaws was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from ancient times being Lords of the Manor and seated at Denbury in that shire, some say at the time of the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D. Denbury, originally Deveneberrie in pre Conquest days, was held by Tavistock Church at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
survey in the year 1086 A.D. It now consists of a 17th century manor house.
Early History of the Blacklaws family
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Blacklaws Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Blacklaws has undergone many spelling variations
, including Blackler, Blacklers, Blackellor, Blackeller and many more.
Early Notables of the Blacklaws family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blacklaws family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Blacklaws were among those contributors: Richard Blackler who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1764; Edward Blackler settled in Toad's Cove, Newfoundland, in 1771; they also settled in Bay of Bulls, Bay Roberts and Twillingate, in Newfoundland. John Matthew and Samuel Blackler settled in Mobile in 1871..
Contemporary Notables of the name Blacklaws (post 1700)
- Troy Blacklaws (b. 1965), South African writer and teacher, known for his novels Karoo Boy (2004) and Blood Orange (2005)