Early Origins of the Blackmant family
The surname Blackmant 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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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 1188. A few years later the Pipe Rolls
of 1206 listed John Blakeman in Surrey
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the Blackmant family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blackmant research.Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 108 and 1086 are included under the topic Early Blackmant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Blackmant Spelling Variations
During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Blackmant occurred in many references, and spelling variations
of the name found included Blackman, Blachman, Blackmann and others.
Early Notables of the Blackmant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blackmant family to the New World and Oceana
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Blackmant, or a spelling variation of the surname include: John Blackman who settled in Dorchester in 1640; Nicholas Blackman who settled in Virginia in 1624; Thomas Blackman settled in Barbados with his wife, children and servants in 1679..