The ancestors of the name Blaikie date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the village and parish of Blakey Ridge, in the North Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Blaikie family
The surname Blaikie was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Blaikie family
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Blaikie Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Blaikie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blaikie family to the New World and Oceana
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
Contemporary Notables of the name Blaikie (post 1700)
- Jane Currie "A. K." Blaikie Hoge (1811-1890), née Blaikie, American welfare worker, fund raiser, and nurse during the American Civil War
- Robert Blair Blaikie (1906-1992), American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of New York City, New York, 1953; Candidate in primary for Borough President of Manhattan, New York, 1965 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- John Arthur Blaikie (b. 1849), English poet and journalist
- William Alexander "Bill" Blaikie (b. 1951), Canadian politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament (1979-2008), Manitoba Minister of Conservation (2009-2011), Deputy Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons from 2006 to 2008
- Walter Biggar Blaikie FRSE DL LLD (b. 1847), Scottish civil engineer, printer, historian and astronomer, son of William Garden Blaikie
- Thomas Blaikie (1758-1838), Scottish gardener who worked in Paris, France, best known for his "Diary of a Scotch Gardener at the French Court"
- Piers Macleod Blaikie (b. 1942), Scottish geographer and scholar of international development and natural resources
- Kenneth Guy "Bill" Blaikie (1897-1968), South African-born, first-class cricket for Oxford University and Somerset in the early 1920s
- George Neil Blaikie (1915-1995), Australian author and journalist
- Peter Macfarlane Blaikie (b. 1937), Canadian lawyer and statesman, son of Kenneth Guy "Bill" Blaikie, co-founder of Heenan Blaikie LLP, a now defunct Canadian law firm founded in 1973
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