Blackstar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Blackstar is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a fabric bleacher having derived from the Old English word blaecan which means to bleach.

Early Origins of the Blackstar family

The surname Blackstar was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Blackstar family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blackstar research. Another 234 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1275, 1307, 1500, and 1608 are included under the topic Early Blackstar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Blackstar Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Blackstar include Blackistor, Blacistor, Bleckestere, Blakestare, Bleckster, Blaxter, Blexter and many more.

Early Notables of the Blackstar family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Blackstar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Blackstar family

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Blackstar were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: George Blackiston, who came to Maryland sometime between 1634 and 1789; Nehemiah Blackiston, who came to Maryland in 1668; William Blackiston, who came to Maryland in 1674.



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