The name Blacklidge 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 Blacklidge family
The surname Blacklidge 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 Blacklidge family
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Blacklidge Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Blacklidge have been found, including Blackley, Blakely, Blakley, Blacklee, Blackely, Blackledge, Blacklege, Blatchly and many more.
Early Notables of the Blacklidge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blacklidge family to Ireland
Some of the Blacklidge family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 91 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Blacklidge family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Blacklidge, or a variant listed above: Thomas Blackley who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635; Samuel Blackley who settled in New Haven, Connecticut and married Hannah Porter in 1650. He also lived at Guildford. He had three sons and two daughters. David Blakely settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1767.
Contemporary Notables of the name Blacklidge (post 1700)
- Kent Blacklidge, American former publisher of The Kokomo Tribune based in Kokomo, Indiana
- Carl Blacklidge, American actor and director, known for his work on X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Superman Returns (2006) and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)
- Myrtle Tanner Blacklidge, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1928 CITATION[CLOSE]
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