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Where did the English Blackman family come from? What is the English Blackman family crest and coat of arms? When did the Blackman family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Blackman family history?

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The name, Blackman, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Blackman, Blachman, Blackmann and others.

First found in Durham but also in other areas of Britain including John Blakeman who was listed in Devon during the reign of Henry III [1] and in Norfolk where Blacheman filius Aedwardi was listed in the Pipe Rolls of 1166. Jordanus filius Blakeman was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Hampshire of 1188. A few years later the Pipe Rolls of 1206 listed John Blakeman in Surrey. [2]


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blackman research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 108 and 1086 are included under the topic Early Blackman History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Blackman surname who came to North America were:

Blackman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Nicholas Blackman, who landed in Virginia in 1620
  • Nicholas Blackman who settled in Virginia in 1624
  • Humfrey Blackman, aged 16, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Elizabeth Blackman settled in Virginia in 1638
  • Humphry Blackman, who landed in Virginia in 1638


Blackman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Robert Blackman settled in Maryland in 1725

Blackman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Frederick Blackman, aged 44, landed in New York, NY in 1854
  • Peter Blackman, aged 21, landed in New York, NY in 1876
  • Ephraim Blackman, who arrived in Arkansas in 1895

Blackman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • George Blackman, aged 54, English Convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • Phoebe Blackman, aged 27, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Oriental,"
  • William Richard Blackman, aged 35, a shoemaker, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Henry Moore"

Blackman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Thomas Blackman arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • E. Blackman arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Harkaway" in 1858
  • John Blackman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1870
  • William Blackman, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • Henry Blackman, aged 30, a farm labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Hannibal" in 1875

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  • Don Blackman (1953-2013), American jazz-funk pianist, singer and songwriter
  • Steve Blackman (b. 1963), American professional wrestler
  • Stacy Blackman (b. 1971), American educational consultant
  • Ralph Beebe Blackman (1904-1990), American mathematician and engineer
  • Margaret B. Blackman (b. 1944), American anthropologist
  • Ken Blackman (b. 1972), American professional football player
  • Jeremy Blackman (b. 1985), American actor
  • Cindy Blackman (b. 1959), American jazz and rock drummer, wife of rock guitarist Carlos Santana
  • Bob Blackman (1918-2000), American football player and coach
  • H. B. Blackman, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1884

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  • The Blackmans of Knight's Creek: Ancestors and Descendants of George and Maria (Smith) Blackman by Henry James Young.
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  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Blackman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blackman 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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