from ancient times.
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During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Blaikton occurred in many references, and spelling variations
of the name found included Blackstone, Blakiston, Blakistone, Blaxton, Blackiston, Blackistone and many more.
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Reverend William Blaxton (Blackstone) (1595-1675), an early British settler in New England
in 1623, and the first European settler of modern-day Boston and Rhode Island; Sir William Blackstone (1723-1780), an English judge, jurist and professor who produced the treatise on the... Another 103 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blaikton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Blaikton, or a spelling variation of the surname include: Elizabeth Blackston who settled in New England
in 1638; John Blackston settled in New England
in 1750; Thomas Blackston settled in Virginia in 1642; John Blackstone settled in Virginia in 1720.