Early Origins of the Blakenall family
The surname Blakenall was first found in Buckinghamshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire and held a family seat at Wing.
Early History of the Blakenall family
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Blakenall Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Blakenall has been spelled many different ways, including Blacknall, Blacknell, Blackenall, Blackenhall, Blakenall, Blakenell, Blakenell, Blacknole, Blacknoll and many more.
Early Notables of the Blakenall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blakenall family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Blakenalls to arrive in North America: Oscar W. Blacknall, aged 61, who arrived at Ellis Island
, in 1914; and Ruby Blacknall, aged 43, who arrived at Ellis Island
from N.Y. City, in 1922.