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During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Blagden occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Blackden, Blackenden, Blackdean, Blackdon, Blaikden, Blackdene and many more.
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 illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Blagden, or a spelling variation of the surname include:
Blagden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
E. R. Blagden, aged 38, who settled in America from London, in 1892
Blagden, aged 26, who landed in America from London, in 1892
L.P. Blagden, aged 51, who immigrated to America from Liverpool, in 1892
Blagden Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Edward S. Blagden, who landed in America, in 1903
Frances W. Blagden, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States, in 1906
George Blagden, aged 44, who immigrated to the United States, in 1910
Maggie Blagden, aged 24, who landed in America from Busbey Heath, England, in 1910
James Blagden, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1911