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The saga of the name Blacklock begins with a Strathclyde-Briton family in the ancient Scottish/English Borderlands. It is a name for a person with dark hair. As such, the Blacklock surname most likely evolved from a nickname from the Middle English "blakelok," in turn from the Old English blec, meaning "black," or "dark," and locc, meaning a "lock of hair."

Blacklock Early Origins



The surname Blacklock was first found in Westmorland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Blacklock Spelling Variations


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Blacklock Spelling Variations



Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. Blacklock has been spelled Blacklock, Blakelock, Blacklocke, Blakelocke, Blaikelock, Blaiklock and many more.

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Blacklock Early History


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Blacklock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blacklock research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1332, 1400, 1721, and 1791 are included under the topic Early Blacklock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blacklock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blacklock Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blacklock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlanti c. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Among them:

Blacklock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Blacklock, who settled in Barbados in 1635
  • George Blacklock, aged 32, landed in Barbados in 1635
  • Tho Blacklock, who arrived in Virginia in 1656

Blacklock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Martha Blacklock, who settled in Maryland in 1722
  • William Blacklock, aged 23, landed in Charlatan, South Carolina in 1774

Blacklock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lawrence Blacklock, aged 33, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1849

Blacklock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Blacklock, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on December 14, 1835, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835
  • Elizabeth Blacklock, English convict from Southampton, who was transported aboard the "Angelina" on April 25, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844
  • William Blacklock, aged 21, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Sea Queen"
  • William Blacklock, aged 21, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sea Queen" in 1850

Blacklock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • W. Blacklock arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilpussund" in 1877

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blacklock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blacklock (post 1700)



  • William Blacklock, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Apia, 1888-90; U.S. Vice Consul General in Apia, 1890-96, 1897-1904; Nuku'alofa, 1898-1904
  • Cornelia M. Blacklock, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Missouri, 1924
  • Allen B. Blacklock (1904-1991), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1944, 1964
  • Les Blacklock (1921-1995), American film-maker and photographer
  • Thomas Blacklock (1721-1791), Scottish poet
  • Ronald Blacklock, British submarine Captain
  • Norman James Blacklock (1928-2006), English surgeon in the Royal Navy, who served as Medical Officer to The Queen (1976-1993)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  3. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  10. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
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The Blacklock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blacklock 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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