from ancient times.
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The name, Blacksmith, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Blackstone, Blakiston, Blakistone, Blaxton, Blackiston, Blackistone and many more.
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Reverend William Blaxton (Blackstone) (1595-1675), an early British settler in New England
in 1623, and the first European settler of modern-day Boston and Rhode Island; Sir William Blackstone (1723-1780), an English judge, jurist and professor who produced the treatise on the... Another 103 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blacksmith Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Blacksmith surname who came to North America were: Elizabeth Blackston who settled in New England
in 1638; John Blackston settled in New England
in 1750; Thomas Blackston settled in Virginia in 1642; John Blackstone settled in Virginia in 1720.