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The ancestors of the Blagrove surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they 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.

Blagrove Early Origins



The surname Blagrove 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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Blagrove Spelling Variations


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Blagrove Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Blagrove include Blagrove, Blagrave, Blackgrove, Blackgrave and others.

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Blagrove Early History


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Blagrove Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blagrove 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 Blagrove History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blagrove Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blagrove 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 Blagrove Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Blagrove Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Hanah Blagrove, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blagrove (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blagrove (post 1700)



  • Will Blagrove (b. 1981), American actor
  • Richard Manning Blagrove (d. 1895), English classical concertina composer, performer and arranger
  • Rear-Admiral Henry Evelyn Charles Blagrove (1887-1939), the first British Royal Navy officer of flag rank

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    11. ...

    The Blagrove Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blagrove 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.

    This page was last modified on 5 September 2013 at 12:16.

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