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.
Early History of the Blackmoor family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blackmoor research.Another 175 words (12 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
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... Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blackmoor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Blackmoor family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Blackmoor Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Henry Blackmoor, who was a boat owner in Bona Vista, Newfoundland, in 1781 CITATION[CLOSE]
Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
The Blackmoor Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Pro Deo
Motto Translation: For God.