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

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More information is included under the topic Early Blackman Notables 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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  • Joan Blackman (b. 1938), American actress
  • Rolando Antonio Blackman (b. 1959), Panamanian-born, American basketball player, four-time, NBA All-Star
  • Bob Blackman (1918-2000), American football player and coach
  • Cindy Blackman (b. 1959), American jazz and rock drummer, wife of rock guitarist Carlos Santana
  • Jeremy Blackman (b. 1985), American actor
  • Ken Blackman (b. 1972), American professional football player
  • Margaret B. Blackman (b. 1944), American anthropologist
  • Ralph Beebe Blackman (1904-1990), American mathematician and engineer
  • Stacy Blackman (b. 1971), American educational consultant
  • Steve Blackman (b. 1963), American professional wrestler

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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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  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. 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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