Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having 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 Blakhile family
Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Blakhile family
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Blakhile Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Blakhile include Blackhall, Blackall, Blakhall, Blaikhall and many more.
Early Notables of the Blakhile family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blakhile family to Ireland
Some of the Blakhile family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Blakhile family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Blakhile were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Agnes Blackhall, aged 26; who settled in New York in 1774.
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