The ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture once found in Britain is the soil from which the many generations of the Blackporte family have grown. The name Blackporte was given to a member of the family who was a man with a black beard.
Early Origins of the Blackporte family
The surname Blackporte was first found in Hampshire
, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Blackporte family
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Blackporte Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Blackporte family name include Blackbeard, Blackbird, Blachebiert, Blacberd, Blakeberd, Blakebird and many more.
Early Notables of the Blackporte family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blackporte family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Blackporte surname or a spelling variation of the name include : a number of settlers who migrated to the New World and contributed to the development of North American society.