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.
Early Origins of the Blagrove family
The surname Blagrove was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, perhaps even before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Blagrove family
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.
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.
Early Notables of the Blagrove family (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.
Migration of the Blagrove family to the New World and Oceana
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
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Henry Blagrove. (Retrieved 2010, October 8) Henry Blagrove. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Blagrove
Historic Events for the Blagrove family
HMS Royal Oak
- Henry Evelyn Charles Blagrove (1887-1939), British Rear Admiral with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html