Blakeeham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Blakeeham family

The surname Blakeeham was first found in Durham but also in other areas of Britain including John Blakeman who was listed in Devon during the reign of Henry III [1] and in Norfolk where Blacheman filius Aedwardi was listed in the Pipe Rolls of 1166. Jordanus filius Blakeman was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Hampshire of 1188. A few years later the Pipe Rolls of 1206 listed John Blakeman in Surrey. [2]

Important Dates for the Blakeeham family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blakeeham research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 108 and 1086 are included under the topic Early Blakeeham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Blakeeham Spelling Variations

The name Blakeeham, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Blackman, Blachman, Blackmann and others.

Early Notables of the Blakeeham family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Blakeeham family

The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Blakeeham family, or who bore a variation of the surname Blakeeham were John Blackman who settled in Dorchester in 1640; Nicholas Blackman who settled in Virginia in 1624; Thomas Blackman settled in Barbados with his wife, children and servants in 1679..

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Citations

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
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