Early Origins of the Blagatar family
Berwickshire, Scotland, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Blagatar family
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Early Notables of the Blagatar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blagatar family to the New World and Oceana
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Blagatar family name Blagatar, or who bore a variation of the surname were Donald Blackadder who settled in New England in 1720.
The Blagatar Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Vise a la fine
Motto Translation: Look to the end.
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