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Blackston Early Origins



The surname Blackston was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Blackston Spelling Variations


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Blackston Spelling Variations



The name, Blackston, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Blackstone, Blakiston, Blakistone, Blaxton, Blackiston, Blackistone and many more.

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Blackston Early History


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Blackston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blackston research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1723, 1780, 1595, 1675, 1623, 1723, 1780, 1582, 1630, 1589, 1650, 1692, 1603, 1649, 1691, 1692, 1698 and 1702 are included under the topic Early Blackston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blackston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blackston Early Notables (pre 1700)



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 Blackston Notables 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 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 Atlanti c. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Blackston surname who came to North America were:

Blackston Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Blackston who settled in New England in 1638
  • Eliza Blackston, aged 22, arrived in America in 1638
  • Thomas Blackston settled in Virginia in 1642
  • Thomas Blackston, who arrived in Virginia in 1642

Blackston Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Roger Blackston, who landed in Virginia in 1702
  • John Blackston settled in New England in 1750

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blackston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blackston (post 1700)



  • Ray Blackston, American award-winning Christian novelist
  • Benjamin H. Blackston, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Frederick, Maryland, 1894-98

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. 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.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Blackston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blackston 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 24 July 2016 at 21:44.

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