The surname Blaicghan was first found in Durham but also in other areas of Britain including John Blakeman who was listed in Devon during the reign of Henry III  and in Norfolk where Blacheman filius Aedwardi was listed in the Pipe Rolls of 1166. Jordanus filius Blakeman was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Hampshire of 1188. A few years later the Pipe Rolls of 1206 listed John Blakeman in Surrey. 
Important Dates for the Blaicghan family
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Blaicghan Spelling Variations
The name, Blaicghan, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Blackman, Blachman, Blackmann and others.
Early Notables of the Blaicghan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blaicghan family
The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Blaicghan surname who came to North America were: John Blackman who settled in Dorchester in 1640; Nicholas Blackman who settled in Virginia in 1624; Thomas Blackman settled in Barbados with his wife, children and servants in 1679..