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The history of the Blakell family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living at one of two places called Blackwell, one near a parish in Derbyshire near Alfreton, and the other a township in the parish of Darlington, Durham having derived from the Old English words bloec, which means black and woell, which means spring or stream.

Blakell Early Origins



The surname Blakell was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Blakell Spelling Variations


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Blakell Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Blakell include Blackwell, Blackwall, Blackwill, Blackwel, Blaikewell, Blakewell, Blakewill, Blakewall, Blaikewall, Blakwill, Blackville, Blaikville, Blakeville, Bleckwell, Bleckwall, Bleckville, Plackwell, Plakewell, Plackville, Blatwell, Blatswill, Platwill and many more.

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Blakell Early History


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Blakell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blakell research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1120, 1597, 1608, 1699, 1618 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Blakell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blakell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blakell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Father George Blackwell, Roman Catholic Archpriest of England from 1597-1608; Isaac Blackwell (d.1699) English Cathedral organist and composer at...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blakell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blakell In Ireland


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Blakell In Ireland



Some of the Blakell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 35 words (2 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


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Blakell or a variant listed above: Jeremy Blackwell who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635; Roger Blackwell settled in Virginia in 1636; John Blackwell settled in Quebec in 1825 with his family.

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