The name Blaggue is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. Blaggue was a name used for a person with dark hair or complexion. The surname Blaggue is a variant of the name Black.
Early Origins of the Blaggue family
The surname Blaggue was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Blaggue family
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Blaggue Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Blaggue include Blagg, Blague, Blagge, Blage, Blag, Blaggue and others.
Early Notables of the Blaggue family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blaggue family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Blaggue were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: David Blagg who settled in Virginia in 1654; John Blagg settled in Augusta county in Virginia in 1760.