Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Blakewil is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived at one of two places called Blackwell, one near a parish in Derbyshire near Alfreton, and the other a township in the parish of Darlington, Durham having derived from the Old English words bloec, which means black and woell, which means spring or stream.
Early Origins of the Blakewil family
Derbyshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Blakewil family
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Blakewil Spelling Variations
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. Blakewil has been spelled many different ways, including Blackwell, Blackwall, Blackwill, Blackwel, Blaikewell, Blakewell, Blakewill, Blakewall, Blaikewall, Blakwill, Blackville, Blaikville, Blakeville, Bleckwell, Bleckwall, Bleckville, Plackwell, Plakewell, Plackville, Blatwell, Blatswill, Platwill and many more.
Early Notables of the Blakewil family (pre 1700)
England from 1597-1608; Isaac Blackwell (d.1699) English Cathedral organist and composer at...
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Migration of the Blakewil family to Ireland
Some of the Blakewil family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Blakewil 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 Blakewils to arrive in North America: Jeremy Blackwell who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635; Roger Blackwell settled in Virginia in 1636; John Blackwell settled in Quebec in 1825 with his family.
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