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The Blakeway surname is thought to be a habitation name. That is, one that was derived from an existing place name. Blakeway is most likely from Blakeway Farm near Much Wenlock, county Shropshire, West Midlands. This place name in turn is derived from the Old English elements "Bloec" or "black," and "weg," meaning "road or pathway."

Blakeway Early Origins



The surname Blakeway was first found in Nottingham where the first on record appears to be a Blakweg, no surname, on record in that county in 1195.

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Blakeway Spelling Variations


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Blakeway Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Blakeway include Blakeway, Blakeways, Blakewaye, Blakway and others.

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Blakeway Early History


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Blakeway Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blakeway research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1379, 1601, 1602, 1693, 1714, and 1775 are included under the topic Early Blakeway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blakeway Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blakeway Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 17 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blakeway Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Blakeway or a variant listed above:

Blakeway Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles S. Blakeway, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Richard Blakeway, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1895

Blakeway Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alfred Blakeway, aged 19, who settled in America from London, in 1900
  • Alfred Blakeway, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Thomcliffe, in 1902
  • Martha Blakeway, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Helene Blakeway, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Robert Blakeway, aged 38, who settled in America from London, England, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Blakeway Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Blakeway arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Competitor" in 1847
  • W. Blakeway arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Athenian" in 1849

Blakeway Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Blakeway arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avon" in 1860
  • Edwin Blakeway arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blakeway (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blakeway (post 1700)



  • James Blakeway, American landscape and city skyline photographer
  • Robert Blakeway (b. 1952), English professional footballer
  • Philip John "Phil" Blakeway (b. 1950), former England international rugby union player
  • Denys Blakeway, English documentary filmmaker, who founded Blakeway Productions in 1994

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Blakeway Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blakeway 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 November 2014 at 14:22.

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