Blackmoor History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Blackmoor has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the area of Blackmore. Early members lived near one of two places named Blakmore, a parish in the diocese of Winchester, and a parish in the diocese of St. Albans. The place-name is derived from the Old English words blaec, meaning black, and mor, meaning marsh, and would have been used to name a settlement near a dark marsh.

Early Origins of the Blackmoor family

The surname Blackmoor was first found in Essex where they had been Lords of the manor of Blachemer from very ancient times.

Important Dates for the Blackmoor family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blackmoor research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1654, 1729, 1684 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Blackmoor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Blackmoor Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Blackmoor have been found, including Blakemore, Blackmore, Blackamore, Blackmere and others.

Early Notables of the Blackmoor family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Richard Blakemore, High Sheriff of Hereford; Sir Richard Blackmore (1654-1729), English poet and physician from Corsham, Wiltshire; Sir John Blackmore, English peer who was in the confidence of...
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Blackmoor migration to Canada

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Blackmoor, or a variant listed above:

Blackmoor Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Henry Blackmoor, who was a boat owner in Bona Vista, Newfoundland, in 1781 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
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