The ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture once found in Britain is the soil from which the many generations of the Blage family have grown. The name Blage was given to a member of the family who was a person with dark hair or complexion. The surname Blage is a variant of the name Black.
Early Origins of the Blage family
The surname Blage was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Blage family
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Blage Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Blage family name include Blagg, Blague, Blagge, Blage, Blag, Blaggue and others.
Early Notables of the Blage family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blage family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Blage surname or a spelling variation of the name include : David Blagg who settled in Virginia in 1654; John Blagg settled in Augusta county in Virginia in 1760.