Blakeman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Blakeman family

The surname Blakeman was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Blakeman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blakeman research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1596, 1638, and 1665 are included under the topic Early Blakeman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Blakeman 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. Blakeman occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Blakeman, Blaikman, Blakman, Blackman, Blackeman and others.

Early Notables of the Blakeman family (pre 1700)

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blakeman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Blakeman migration to the United States

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 Blakeman, or a spelling variation of the surname include:

Blakeman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Adam Blakeman, who arrived in Connecticut in 1640 [1]
  • Adam Blakeman, who settled in New England in 1640
Blakeman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Blakeman, who landed in Indiana in 1852 [1]
  • Isaac Blakeman, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1868
  • Albert Blakeman, aged 27, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Chas. Blakeman, aged 29, who immigrated to America, in 1893
  • Mrs. Blakeman, aged 27, who immigrated to America, in 1893
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Blakeman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Charles Blakeman, aged 61, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Arthur M. Blakeman, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • James Blakeman, aged 25, who immigrated to the United States from Bromsgrove, England, in 1912
  • Ida Blakeman, aged 35, who settled in America from London, England, in 1913
  • Gertreede Blakeman, aged 9, who settled in America from London, England, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Blakeman migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Blakeman Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Margaret Blakeman, aged 20, who immigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1913
  • Gertrude Blakeman, aged 10, who immigrated to Toronto, Ont., in 1914

Blakeman migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Blakeman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Blakeman migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Blakeman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Henry Blakeman, aged 40, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [3]
  • Rinah Blakeman, aged 38, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [3]
  • Henry Blakeman, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Blakeman (post 1700)

  • Bruce A. Blakeman, American politician from New York City
  • Laura Blakeman (b. 1979), British Olympic slalom canoeist, winner of five medals in the K-1 team
  • Clete Blakeman (b. 1965), official in the National Football League since the 2008 NFL season
  • Helen Blakeman (b. 1971), British playwright and screenwriter
  • Laurie Blakeman, Canadian politician, member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844
  3. ^ Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
Shipping
Fastest Delivery Possible

Digital Products on Checkout, all other products filled in 1 business day

Money Back
Money Back Guarantee

Yes, all products 100% Guaranteed

Support
BBB A+ Rating

The Best Rating possible

Payment
Secure Online Payment

Entire site uses SSL / Secure Certificate