Blackman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Blackman family

The surname Blackman was 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]

Important Dates for the Blackman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blackman research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 108 and 1086 are included under the topic Early Blackman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Blackman Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Blackman family (pre 1700)

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Blackman migration to the United States

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 [3]
  • Nicholas Blackman who settled in Virginia in 1624
  • Humfrey Blackman, aged 16, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [3]
  • Elizabeth Blackman, who settled in Virginia in 1638
  • Humphry Blackman, who landed in Virginia in 1638 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Blackman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Robert Blackman, who settled in Maryland in 1725
Blackman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Frederick Blackman, aged 44, who landed in New York, NY in 1854 [3]
  • Peter Blackman, aged 21, who landed in New York, NY in 1876 [3]
  • Ephraim Blackman, who arrived in Arkansas in 1895 [3]

Blackman migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

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 [4]
  • Phoebe Blackman, aged 27, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Oriental,"
  • William Richard Blackman, aged 35, a shoemaker, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Henry Moore"

Blackman migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Blackman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Blackman, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • E. Blackman, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Harkaway" in 1858
  • John Blackman, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1870
  • William Blackman, aged 19, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • Mr. William J. Blackman, (b. 1855), aged 19, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Dorette" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th April 1874 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Blackman (post 1700)

  • 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
  • Rolando Antonio Blackman (b. 1959), Panamanian-born, American basketball player, four-time, NBA All-Star
  • ... (Another 43 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Blackman family

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Reginald Blackman, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [6]
  • Mr. Kenneth C Blackman, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [6]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Ken Blackman, British Leading Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [7]
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Albert Edward Blackman (d. 1912), aged 24, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [8]

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Citations

  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)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  7. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  8. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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