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The name Blackly dates back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name derives from the Anglo-Saxon Blęcleah 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.

Blackly Early Origins



The surname Blackly was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Blackly Spelling Variations


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Blackly Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Blackly has been spelled many different ways, including Blackley, Blakely, Blakley, Blacklee, Blackely, Blackledge, Blacklege, Blatchly and many more.

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Blackly Early History


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Blackly Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blackly research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1321 and are included under the topic Early Blackly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blackly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blackly Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Blackly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blackly In Ireland


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Blackly In Ireland



Some of the Blackly family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Blacklys to arrive in North America:

Blackly Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Eliz Blackly, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Tho Blackly, aged 20, landed in America in 1635

Blackly Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliza Blackly, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Hans Blackly, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1736
  • Peter Blackly, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1736

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Blackly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blackly 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 1 April 2014 at 14:17.

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