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Blaickwold History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



In ancient Scotland, the first people to use Blaickwold as a surname were the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name someone who lived in Ayrshire, but interestingly, the name Blaickwold may also be derived from the Old English words blaec, which means black, and wudu, which means wood, and indicates that the original bearer lived near a dark, wooded area.

Early Origins of the Blaickwold family


The surname Blaickwold was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Blaickwold family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blaickwold research.
Another 371 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1384, 1500, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Blaickwold History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Blaickwold Spelling Variations


The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Blaickwold has been spelled Blackwood, Blackwode, Blakewood, Blaikwood, Blackewood and many more.

Early Notables of the Blaickwold family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Blaickwold family to Ireland


Some of the Blaickwold family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Blaickwold family to the New World and Oceana


The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North America. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them: the Blackwoods who settled in Swain's Island, Newfoundland, and moved to the mainland to Bona Vista Bay in the early 19th century; Ebenezer Blackwood settled in Bona Vista in 1826.

The Blaickwold Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Per vias rectas
Motto Translation: By right ways.


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