Anglo-Saxon name Blackwil comes from when the family resided at one of two places called Blackwell, one near a parish in Derbyshire near Alfreton, and the other a township in the parish of Darlington, Durham having derived from the Old English words bloec, which means black and woell, which means spring or stream.
Early Origins of the Blackwil family
Derbyshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Blackwil family
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Blackwil Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Blackwil has been recorded under many different variations, including Blackwell, Blackwall, Blackwill, Blackwel, Blaikewell, Blakewell, Blakewill, Blakewall, Blaikewall, Blakwill, Blackville, Blaikville, Blakeville, Bleckwell, Bleckwall, Bleckville, Plackwell, Plakewell, Plackville, Blatwell, Blatswill, Platwill and many more.
Early Notables of the Blackwil family (pre 1700)
England from 1597-1608; Isaac Blackwell (d.1699) English Cathedral organist and composer at...
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Migration of the Blackwil family to Ireland
Some of the Blackwil family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Blackwil family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Blackwil or a variant listed above: Jeremy Blackwell who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635; Roger Blackwell settled in Virginia in 1636; John Blackwell settled in Quebec in 1825 with his family.
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