Early Origins of the Blaikadour family
Berwickshire, Scotland, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Blaikadour family
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Early Notables of the Blaikadour family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blaikadour family to the New World and Oceana
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 Blaikadour surname who came to North America were: Donald Blackadder who settled in New England in 1720.
The Blaikadour 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: Vise a la fine
Motto Translation: Look to the end.
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