Blakey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Blakey name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Blakey was originally derived from a family having lived in the village and parish of Blakey Ridge, in the North Riding of Yorkshire.

Early Origins of the Blakey family

The surname Blakey was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Blakey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blakey research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1634 is included under the topic Early Blakey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Blakey Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Blakey include Blakey, Blakie, Blaiky, Blaike, Blakye, Blaikie and others.

Early Notables of the Blakey family (pre 1700)

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Blakey migration to the United States

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Blakey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mildred Blakey, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869 [1]

Blakey migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Blakey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Benjamin Blakey, British settler travelling from Gravesend, UK aboard the ship "Anne Longton" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 9th October 1857 [2]
  • Mr. George Blakey, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Evening Star" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand in 1858 [2]
  • Miss Christina Blakey, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Mary Ann" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 24th September 1858 [2]
  • Miss Mary Jane Blakey, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Mary Ann" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 24th September 1858 [2]
  • Mr. James Blakey, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Mary Ann" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 24th September 1858 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Blakey (post 1700)

  • Michael Blakey (b. 1953), American anthropologist who specializes in physical anthropology
  • George Robert Blakey (b. 1936), American attorney and law professor, best known for his work in connection with drafting the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act
  • Marion Clifton Blakey (b. 1948), American president and chief executive officer of the Aerospace Industries Association, former 15th Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Arthur "Art" Blakey (1911-1990), American Grammy Award winning jazz drummer and band leader
  • Robert Blakey (1795-1878), English miscellaneous writer and professor of logic and metaphysics at Queen's College, Belfast, the son of a mechanic, born at Morpeth, Northumberland, 18 May 1795 [3]
  • Michael Blakey (b. 1958), English record producer, composer, musician, arranger, songwriter and artist manager
  • David "Dave" Blakey (1929-2014), English professional footballer
  • Richard John Blakey (b. 1967), English cricketer who played in two Tests and three ODIs from 1992 to 1993
  • George Matthew Blakey (1907-1968), English cricketer
  • Nicholas Blakey (b. 1753), Irish-born, designer and engraver, but resided chiefly in Paris, and died there
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 5 Feb. 2019
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