Blagmore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Blagmore is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Blagmore family once lived in the area of Blackmore. Early members lived near one of two places named Blakmore, a parish in the diocese of Winchester, and a parish in the diocese of St. Albans. The place-name is derived from the Old English words blaec, meaning black, and mor, meaning marsh, and would have been used to name a settlement near a dark marsh.

Early Origins of the Blagmore family

The surname Blagmore was first found in Essex where they had been Lords of the manor of Blachemer from very ancient times.

Important Dates for the Blagmore family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blagmore research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1654, 1729, 1684 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Blagmore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Blagmore 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 Blagmore family name include Blakemore, Blackmore, Blackamore, Blackmere and others.

Early Notables of the Blagmore family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Richard Blakemore, High Sheriff of Hereford; Sir Richard Blackmore (1654-1729), English poet and physician from Corsham, Wiltshire; Sir John Blackmore, English peer who was in the confidence of...
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Migration of the Blagmore family

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, 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 Blagmore surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Henry Blackmoor, who was a boat owner in Bona Vista, Newfoundland, in 1781; Jean Blackmore settled at Greenspond Pond, Newfoundland, in 1817; Isaac, Francis, Henry, Thomas and William Blakemore arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1830 and 1870.

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