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The name Blaikley dates back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name derives from the Anglo-Saxon Blęcleah which meant "dark wood" or "dark clearing". The hamlet of Blackley was mentioned in the Domesday Book and little growth of the community was seen until the 19th century. By the middle of the 17th century Blackley was a village of just 107 inhabitants. Today Blackley is a suburb of Manchester with a population of over 10,000 people. There is also a hamlet named Blackey in West Yorkshire.

Blaikley Early Origins



The surname Blaikley was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Blaikley Spelling Variations


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Blaikley Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Blaikley has undergone many spelling variations, including Blackley, Blakely, Blakley, Blacklee, Blackely, Blackledge, Blacklege, Blatchly and many more.

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Blaikley Early History


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Blaikley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blaikley research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1321 and are included under the topic Early Blaikley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blaikley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blaikley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Blaikley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blaikley In Ireland


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Blaikley In Ireland



Some of the Blaikley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Blaikley were among those contributors:

Blaikley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Harry Vernor Blaikley, aged 25, who landed in America from London, England, in 1909
  • David Blaikley, aged 30, who landed in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1923
  • Douglas Blaikley, aged 24, who emigrated to America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blaikley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blaikley (post 1700)



  • Alan Blaikley (b. 1940), English songwriter/composer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Blaikley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blaikley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 1 April 2014 at 14:17.

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