Blakeborough History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Blakeborough family

The surname Blakeborough was first found in Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Blakeborough family

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Blakeborough Spelling Variations

Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Blagbrough, Blagborrow, Blagbrowe, Blagbrow, Blackborough, Blakeberg, Blakeberwe, Blakebrough, Blackbro, Blackborough and many more.

Early Notables of the Blakeborough family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Blakeborough family

The records on immigrants and ships' passengers show a number of people bearing the name Blakeborough: Joshua Blakebrough, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1870. on Facebook