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The earliest origins of the name Blackstock are with the Viking settlers of the early Middle Ages; the surname having come from a place named by the Vikings It is a name for someone who lived in Dumfries (now part of the region of Galloway), where the family held lands since the early Middle Ages. The Blackstock surname was a topographic name, from the Middle English word blak(e) meaning "black," and stok meaning "stump."

Blackstock Early Origins



The surname Blackstock was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Blackstock Spelling Variations


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Blackstock Spelling Variations



Medieval scribes most often spelled names by the way they sounded. spelling variations, are thus, very common in records dating from that time. Over the years, Blackstock has been spelled Blackstock, Blackstok, Blackstocks, Blakstoc and many more.

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Blackstock Early History


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Blackstock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blackstock research. Another 210 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1517, 1524, 1549, and 1570 are included under the topic Early Blackstock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blackstock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blackstock Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Blackstock In Ireland


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Blackstock In Ireland



Some of the Blackstock family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 264 words (19 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



The Scottish settlers spread out along the fertile land of the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. They and many of their children went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. That heritage has been recovered by many in this century through Clan societies and other Scottish historical organizations. Archival documents indicate that members of the Blackstock family relocated to North American shores quite early:

Blackstock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Blackstock who settled in Carolina in 1794

Blackstock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Blackstock arrived in South Carolina in 1805
  • Edward Blackstock, who arrived in South Carolina in 1805
  • John Blackstock, who arrived in South Carolina in 1810
  • Robert Blackstock settled in New York State in 1820
  • James Blackstock arrived in New York in 1832
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blackstock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blackstock (post 1700)



  • Thomas M. Blackstock (1834-1913), Irish-born, American Republican politician and businessman
  • Charles F. Blackstock, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1936
  • Terri Blackstock (b. 1957), American novelist
  • Darryl Blackstock (b. 1983), American NFL football player
  • Thomas Blackstock (1882-1907), Scottish footballer
  • George Tate Blackstock (1856-1921), Canadian civil and criminal lawyer in Toronto
  • Dexter Blackstock (b. 1986), English footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    7. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    8. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Blackstock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blackstock 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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