The ancestry of the name Blakhurst dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family 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 Blakhurst family
The surname Blakhurst was first found in Devon
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Blakhurst family
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Blakhurst Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Blakhurst have been found, including Blackhall, Blackall, Blakhall, Blaikhall and many more.
Early Notables of the Blakhurst family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blakhurst family to Ireland
Some of the Blakhurst 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 Blakhurst family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Blakhurst, or a variant listed above: Agnes Blackhall, aged 26; who settled in New York in 1774.