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The ancestry of the name Blagrave dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Blagrave, a tithing in the parish of Lambourn, Berkshire. The place name is derived from the Old English word Blaca-graf, which literally means the black or dark grove.

Blagrave Early Origins



The surname Blagrave was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, perhaps even before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Blagrave Spelling Variations


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Blagrave Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Blagrave have been found, including Blagrove, Blagrave, Blackgrove, Blackgrave and others.

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Blagrave Early History


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Blagrave Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blagrave research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1540, 1603, 1668, 1640, 1660, 1630, 1704 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Blagrave History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blagrave Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blagrave Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Daniel Blagrave (1603-1668) English politician and regicide, Member of Parliament for the Parliamentary Borough of Reading between 1640 and 1660; upon the...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blagrave Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Blagrave, or a variant listed above:

Blagrave Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Fra Blagrave, who landed in Virginia in 1663
  • John Blagrave, who landed in Virginia in 1665

Blagrave Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Benjamin Blagrave, who landed in Virginia in 1772

Blagrave Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Blagrave, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1844

Blagrave Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Blagrave, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Charles Blagrave, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mary Blagrave, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Blagrave Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blagrave Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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