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Blagestum History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Blagestum family


The surname Blagestum was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Blagestum family


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Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1723, 1780, 1595, 1675, 1623, 1723, 1780, 1582, 1630, 1589, 1650, 1692, 1603, 1649, 1691, 1692, 1698 and 1702 are included under the topic Early Blagestum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Blagestum Spelling Variations


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. Blagestum occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Blackstone, Blakiston, Blakistone, Blaxton, Blackiston, Blackistone and many more.

Early Notables of the Blagestum family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Reverend William Blaxton (Blackstone) (1595-1675), an early British settler in New England in 1623, and the first European settler of modern-day Boston and Rhode Island; Sir William Blackstone (1723-1780), an English judge, jurist and professor who produced the treatise on the...
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Migration of the Blagestum 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 illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Blagestum, or a spelling variation of the surname include: Elizabeth Blackston who settled in New England in 1638; John Blackston settled in New England in 1750; Thomas Blackston settled in Virginia in 1642; John Blackstone settled in Virginia in 1720.

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