Blakeham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Blakeham family
The surname Blakeham 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 Blakeham family
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Blakeham Spelling Variations
The name Blakeham, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Blackman, Blachman, Blackmann and others.
Early Notables of the Blakeham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blakeham 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 Blakeham family, or who bore a variation of the surname Blakeham 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..