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The name Blackshaw is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the village of Blackall in Devon, or one of numerous other minor locations of the same name. The place-name is derived from black hall, which indicated a manor, which was dark in color or in a dark area.

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The surname Blackshaw was first found in Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Blackshaw has been spelled many different ways, including Blackhall, Blackall, Blakhall, Blaikhall and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blackshaw research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1420, 1671, 1655, 1716, 1708 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Blackshaw History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blackshaw Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the Blackshaw family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 69 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Blackshaws to arrive in North America:

Blackshaw Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Blackshaw, who landed in Virginia in 1663
  • Abraham Blackshaw, aged 10, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • Phebe Blackshaw, aged 16, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • Randall Blackshaw, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • Randle Blackshaw, who arrived in Maryland in 1682
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Blackshaw Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Blackshaw, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1873
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  • Jeanette C. Blackshaw, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988
  • James F. Blackshaw, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hudson County, 1895
  • James Blackshaw (b. 1981), English guitarist and pianist
  • Alan Blackshaw OBE (1933-2011), English mountaineer, skier and civil servant, President of the Alpine Club (2001 to 2004) and President of the Ski Club of Great Britain (1997 to 2003)
  • Basil Blackshaw (1932-2016), Northern Irish artist
  • Andrew Blackshaw (b. 1990), Australian softball player, member of the Australia men's national softball team
  • Christian Blackshaw (b. 1949), British classical pianist
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Blackshaw Historic Events



RMS Lusitania

  • Master John J. Blackshaw, Canadian 3rd Class passenger from St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mrs. Alice Blackshaw, Canadian 3rd Class passenger from St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The Blackshaw Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blackshaw 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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