Anglo-Saxon culture. It was a name for someone who was a man with a black beard.
Early Origins of the Blagebarte family
Hampshire, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Blagebarte family
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Blagebarte Spelling Variations
hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Blagebarte have been found, including Blackbeard, Blackbird, Blachebiert, Blacberd, Blakeberd, Blakebird and many more.
Early Notables of the Blagebarte family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blagebarte family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Blagebartes to arrive on North American shores: a number of settlers who migrated to the New World and contributed to the development of North American society.
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