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.
Early History of the Blakey family
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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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Migration of the Blakey family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
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
- 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
- Albert Edward Howarth Blakey (1879-1935), Australian politician, Senator for Victoria (1910-1917)
- Thurston "Rusty" Blakey (1911-1986), Canadian aviator and bush pilot, Member of the Order of Canada in 1985, inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame in 1992
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