Blakeghan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Blakeghan family
The surname Blakeghan 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  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. 
Early History of the Blakeghan family
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Blakeghan Spelling Variations
During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Blakeghan occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Blackman, Blachman, Blackmann and others.
Early Notables of the Blakeghan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blakeghan family
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 illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Blakeghan, or a spelling variation of the surname include: 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..