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The name Blakehul belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having 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.

Blakehul Early Origins



The surname Blakehul was first found in Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Blakehul Spelling Variations


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Blakehul Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Blakehul include Blackhall, Blackall, Blakhall, Blaikhall and many more.

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Blakehul Early History


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Blakehul Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blakehul research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1420, 1671, 1655, 1716, 1708 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Blakehul History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blakehul Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blakehul Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blakehul Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blakehul In Ireland


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Blakehul In Ireland



Some of the Blakehul family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 69 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Blakehul were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Agnes Blackhall, aged 26; who settled in New York in 1774.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    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. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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    The Blakehul Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blakehul Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 18 November 2014 at 08:21.

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