Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Blagebeard was a name given to a man with a black beard.
Early Origins of the Blagebeard family
Hampshire, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Blagebeard family
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Blagebeard Spelling Variations
Blagebeard has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few 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 Blagebeard have been found, including Blackbeard, Blackbird, Blachebiert, Blacberd, Blakeberd, Blakebird and many more.
Early Notables of the Blagebeard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blagebeard 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 Blagebeards 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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