The ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
produced the name of Blague. It was given to a person with dark hair or complexion. The surname Blague is a variant of the name Black.
Early Origins of the Blague family
The surname Blague was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Blague family
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Blague Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Blague has appeared include Blagg, Blague, Blagge, Blage, Blag, Blaggue and others.
Early Notables of the Blague family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blague family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Blague arrived in North America very early: David Blagg who settled in Virginia in 1654; John Blagg settled in Augusta county in Virginia in 1760.