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The name Blackshere first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having 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.

Blackshere Early Origins



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

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Blackshere Spelling Variations


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Blackshere Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Blackshere has appeared include Blackhall, Blackall, Blakhall, Blaikhall and many more.

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Blackshere Early History


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Blackshere Early History



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

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Blackshere Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blackshere Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Blackshere In Ireland


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Blackshere In Ireland



Some of the Blackshere 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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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Blackshere arrived in North America very early: Agnes Blackhall, aged 26; who settled in New York in 1774.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blackshere (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blackshere (post 1700)



  • Margaret Blackshere, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; Member of Democratic National Committee from Illinois, 2004-08

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    8. 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.
    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. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Blackshere Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blackshere 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.

    This page was last modified on 15 January 2016 at 11:39.

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