The name Blakberd is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. Blakberd was a name used for a man with a black beard.
Early Origins of the Blakberd family
The surname Blakberd was first found in Hampshire
, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Blakberd family
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Blakberd Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Blakberd include Blackbeard, Blackbird, Blachebiert, Blacberd, Blakeberd, Blakebird and many more.
Early Notables of the Blakberd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blakberd family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Blakberd were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: a number of settlers who migrated to the New World and contributed to the development of North American society.