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Blackwill is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived 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.

Blackwill Early Origins



The surname Blackwill was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Blackwill Spelling Variations


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Blackwill Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, 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. Blackwill 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.

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Blackwill Early History


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Blackwill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blackwill research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1120, 1597, 1608, 1699, 1618 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Blackwill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blackwill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blackwill Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Father George Blackwell, Roman Catholic Archpriest of England from 1597-1608; Isaac Blackwell (d.1699) English Cathedral organist and composer at...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blackwill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blackwill In Ireland


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Blackwill In Ireland



Some of the Blackwill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 35 words (2 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



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 Blackwill or a variant listed above:

Blackwill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • I L Blackwill, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • I W Blackwill, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • William Blackwill, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • A Blackwill, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blackwill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blackwill (post 1700)



  • Robert D. Blackwill (b. 1939), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to India, 2001

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Blackwill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blackwill 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 3 February 2016 at 09:35.

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