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The ancestors of the name Blackmore date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Blackmore 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.

Blackmore Early Origins



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

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Blackmore Spelling Variations


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Blackmore Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Blackmore 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 Blackmore include: Blakemore, Blackmore, Blackamore, Blackmere and others.

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Blackmore Early History


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Blackmore Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blackmore research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1654, 1729, 1684 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Blackmore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blackmore Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blackmore Early Notables (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 Blackmore Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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 Blackmore or a variant listed above:

Blackmore Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Charles Blackmore, who landed in Virginia in 1658
  • Thomas Blackmore, who landed in Maryland in 1671
  • William Blackmore, who arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1676

Blackmore Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joane Blackmore, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • David Blackmore settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1764
  • John and George Blackmore settled in Boston in 1774

Blackmore Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A Blackmore, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • George Blackmore, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876
  • James Blackmore, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876

Blackmore Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Joseph Blackmore U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 185 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Blackmore Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jean Blackmore settled at Greenspond Pond, Newfoundland, in 1817 [2]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

Blackmore Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Blackmore, a plasterer, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • William Blackmore, English convict from Devon, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  • William Blackmore arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ascendant" in 1849
  • Charles Blackmore arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ascendant" in 1849
  • Joseph Edwin Blackmore, aged 17, a farm labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Calphurnia" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Blackmore Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Blackmore, aged 22, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Mary Blackmore, aged 19, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Frederick Blackmore arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865
  • Thomas Henry Blackmore, aged 25, a carpenter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1873
  • James H. Blackmore, aged 42, a gardener, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Golden Sea" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blackmore (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blackmore (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Philip Guillou Blackmore (1890-1974), American Commanding Officer, White Sands Proving Ground (1947-1950)
  • R. W. Blackmore, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1908
  • Michael M. Blackmore, American politician, Postmaster at Grave Creek, Virginia, 1852-53; Moundsville, Virginia, 1853
  • Marvin P. Blackmore (1894-1974), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Columbia, Missouri, 1947-49
  • James Blackmore (1814-1875), American politician, Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1868-69, 1872-75
  • Dwight A. Blackmore, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 13th District, 1950
  • Clifford Blackmore, American Republican politician, Chair of Morton County Republican Party, 2011
  • James Blackmore (1821-1875), American politician, Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Joseph Henry "Jake" Blackmore (b. 1964), English international rugby forward
  • Peter Blackmore (b. 1879), English footballer
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Blackmore Historic Events


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Blackmore Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. C Blackmore, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Motto


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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.


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  11. ...

The Blackmore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blackmore 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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