Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in the village of Blackall in Devon, or one of numerous other minor locations of the same name. The place-name is derived from black hall, which indicated a manor, which was dark in color or in a dark area.
Early Origins of the Blakehal family
Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Blakehal family
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Blakehal Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Blakehal family name include Blackhall, Blackall, Blakhall, Blaikhall and many more.
Early Notables of the Blakehal family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blakehal family to Ireland
Some of the Blakehal family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Blakehal family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Blakehal surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Agnes Blackhall, aged 26; who settled in New York in 1774.
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