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Blackledge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Blackledge dates back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name derives from the Anglo-Saxon Blæcleah which meant "dark wood" or "dark clearing". The hamlet of Blackley was mentioned in the Domesday Book and little growth of the community was seen until the 19th century. By the middle of the 17th century Blackley was a village of just 107 inhabitants. Today Blackley is a suburb of Manchester with a population of over 10,000 people. There is also a hamlet named Blackey in West Yorkshire.

Early Origins of the Blackledge family


The surname Blackledge was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066. Blakesley Hall is a Tudor hall on Blakesley Road in Yardley, Birmingham, England. Originally a timber-framed farmhouse, it was built in 1590.

Early History of the Blackledge family


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Blackledge 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 Blackledge has undergone many spelling variations, including Blackley, Blakely, Blakley, Blacklee, Blackely, Blackledge, Blacklege, Blatchly and many more.

Early Notables of the Blackledge family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Blackledge family to Ireland


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Migration of the Blackledge 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 Blackledge were among those contributors:

Blackledge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Blackledge, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1630

Blackledge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Allen Blackledge, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James Blackledge, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1873

Blackledge Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Blackledge, aged 34, who emigrated to America from London, England, in 1905
  • Jane Blackledge, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from Wejan, England, in 1907
  • Richard Blackledge, aged 23, who landed in America from Wigan, England, in 1908
  • George Blackledge, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Preston, England, in 1908
  • Mary Blackledge, aged 40, who landed in America from Penreth, England, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Blackledge (post 1700)


  • Benjamin Blackledge (1743-1815), American educator and public official
  • Ron Blackledge (b. 1938), former American football player and coach
  • William Blackledge (b. 1828), American politician, Democratic-Republican U.S. Congressman from North Carolina
  • Todd Alan Blackledge (b. 1961), former American football quarterback
  • William Salter Blackledge (1793-1857), American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons, 1820; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 4th District, 1821-23 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • William Blackledge (1767-1828), American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State Legislature, 1797-99, 1809; U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1803-09, 1811-13 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • V. R. Blackledge, American politician, Mayor of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, 1950 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Hobert Lee Blackledge (1900-1977), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1936 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Mrs. Harold Blackledge, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1952 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Benjamin Blackledge, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Rockland County, 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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