The name Blakebird comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name for a man with a black beard.
Early Origins of the Blakebird family
The surname Blakebird was first found in Hampshire
, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Blakebird family
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Blakebird 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 Blakebird has undergone many spelling variations
, including Blackbeard, Blackbird, Blachebiert, Blacberd, Blakeberd, Blakebird and many more.
Early Notables of the Blakebird family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blakebird family to the New World and Oceana
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 Blakebird were among those contributors: a number of settlers who migrated to the New World and contributed to the development of North American society.