Early Origins of the Blakatar family
The surname Blakatar was first found in Berwickshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Blakatar family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blakatar research.Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1477, 1494, 1508, 1615, 1686, 1622, 1685, 1626, 1670, 1461, 1664 and 1729 are included under the topic Early Blakatar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Blakatar Spelling Variations
Although the name, Blakatar, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Blackadder, Blackader, Blackater, Blacketter, Blaicketter, Blacader and many more.
Early Notables of the Blakatar family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Robert Blackadder (died 1508) a medieval Scottish cleric, diplomat and politician, who was Abbot of Melrose, Bishop-elect of Aberdeen and Bishop of Glasgow; Sir Alexander Blackadder; John Blackadder (1615-1686), Scottish Covenanting minister; John Blackadder (or Blackader) (ca. 1622-1685), a Scottish eminent... Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blakatar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Blakatar family to the New World and Oceana
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 cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Blakatar family name Blakatar, or who bore a variation of the surname were Donald Blackadder who settled in New England
The Blakatar 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.