, the ancestors of the Blackmon surname lived in or near one of the two towns called
. It is also probable that the name is of
derivation and was used to indicate a man with a dark complexion or dark hair.
from ancient times.
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It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Blackmon are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Blackmon include: Blackmonster, Blackemonster, Blackmanstone, Blauncmustre, Blancmustre, Blancmoster and many more.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Blackmon or a variant listed above:
Blackmon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Blackmon, who landed in Iowa in 1888 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Blackmon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- William Blackmon, aged 38, who immigrated to America, in 1917
- Olen Blackmon, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States, in 1918
- Ernest Blackmon, aged 42, who settled in America, in 1919
- Robert Blackmon, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1924