Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Blaker was originally a name given to someone who worked as a fabric bleacher having derived from the Old English word blaecan which literally means to bleach. The first record of the name was with the spelling Blakere in Norfolk in 1047-64, CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) pre- Domesday Book which is quite rare.
Early Origins of the Blaker family
Somerset. The name was also a baptismal name as in 'the son of Blacre' or as Blacar which were listed in the Domesday Book. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8) Notwithstanding the claim by the Irish branch of the family that they are descended from Blacar, a Norse chieftain who settled in Dublin, Ireland, sometime around the tenth century, there is no hard evidence of this relationship, and it is unlikely that such a family would have moved northward to Armagh. The Cartularium Abbathiae de Whiteby, Ordinis S. Benedicti has three listings of the name from the 12th century: Richard filius Blacker; Baldwin filius Blacker; and Walterus filius Godfridi filius Blacker. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Blaker family
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Blaker Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Blaker are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Blaker include: Blacker, Blacre, Blackers, Blaker, Blackre, Blacar, Blaiker, Blackar, Blackire and many more.
Early Notables of the Blaker family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blaker family to Ireland
Some of the Blaker family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Blaker family to the New World and Oceana
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Blaker Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Blaker Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Blaker (post 1700)
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