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Blakemoor History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Blakemoor comes from the family having resided in the area of Blackmore. Early members lived near one of two places named Blakmore, a parish in the diocese of Winchester, and a parish in the diocese of St. Albans. The place-name is derived from the Old English words blaec, meaning black, and mor, meaning marsh, and would have been used to name a settlement near a dark marsh.

Early Origins of the Blakemoor family

The surname Blakemoor was first found in Essex where they had been Lords of the manor of Blachemer from very ancient times.

Early History of the Blakemoor family

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Blakemoor Spelling Variations

Blakemoor has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Blakemore, Blackmore, Blackamore, Blackmere and others.

Early Notables of the Blakemoor family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Richard Blakemore, High Sheriff of Hereford; Sir Richard Blackmore (1654-1729), English poet and physician from Corsham, Wiltshire; Sir John Blackmore, English peer who was in the confidence of...
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Migration of the Blakemoor family to the New World and Oceana

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Blake Moors to arrive on North American shores: Henry Blackmoor, who was a boat owner in Bona Vista, Newfoundland, in 1781; Jean Blackmore settled at Greenspond Pond, Newfoundland, in 1817; Isaac, Francis, Henry, Thomas and William Blakemore arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1830 and 1870.

The Blakemoor Motto

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Pro Deo
Motto Translation: For God.

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