The ancestors of the Blakhil surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived in the village of Blackall in Devon
, or one of numerous other minor locations of the same name. The place-name is derived from black hall
, which indicated a manor, which was dark in color or in a dark area.
Early Origins of the Blakhil family
The surname Blakhil was first found in Devon
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Blakhil family
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Blakhil 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 Blakhil include Blackhall, Blackall, Blakhall, Blaikhall and many more.
Early Notables of the Blakhil family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blakhil family to Ireland
Some of the Blakhil family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 69 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Blakhil 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: Agnes Blackhall, aged 26; who settled in New York in 1774.