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The Blaker name was coined by the 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, [1]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.

Blaker Early Origins



The surname Blaker was first found in Somerset. The name was also a baptismal name as in 'the son of Blacre' or as Blacar which were listed in the Domesday Book. [2]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. [3]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)

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Blaker Spelling Variations


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Blaker Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few 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.

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Blaker Early History


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Blaker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blaker research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1312, 1630, 1678, 1660, 1678 and 1657 are included under the topic Early Blaker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blaker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blaker Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Blaker In Ireland


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Blaker In Ireland



Some of the Blaker family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 89 words (6 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Blaker Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Blaker, aged 25, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Stag" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STAG 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Stag.htm

Blaker Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Albert Blaker, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blaker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blaker (post 1700)



  • Sir Peter Allan Renshaw Blaker KCMG, PC (1922-2009), Baron Blaker, an English Conservative politician
  • Sir John Blaker (b. 1935), 3rd Baronet
  • Sir John George Blaker (1854-1926), 1st Baronet
  • Roderick Blaker (b. 1936), Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • Sir Reginald Blaker TD (1900-1975), 2nd Baronet, a British Conservative politician
  • Major Frank Gerald Blaker VC (1920-1944), British soldier awarded the Victoria Cross during WWII [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    World War 2 Awards.com - BLAKER, Frank. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Frank Blaker. Retrieved from http://www.ww2awards.com/person/19

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STAG 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Stag.htm
  5. ^ World War 2 Awards.com - BLAKER, Frank. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Frank Blaker. Retrieved from http://www.ww2awards.com/person/19

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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The Blaker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blaker Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 26 February 2017 at 12:21.

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