tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the village and parish of Blakey Ridge, in the North Riding of Yorkshire.
from ancient times.
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Blaikie has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Blaikie have been found, including Blakey, Blakie, Blaiky, Blaike, Blakye, Blaikie and others.
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Blaikies to arrive on North American shores:
Blaikie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- George Blaikie, who landed in America in 1750 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Blaikie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- George Blaikie who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807
Blaikie Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Charles Blaikie, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1783
- John Blaikie, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1783