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Early Origins of the Blakiston family


The surname Blakiston was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Blakiston family


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Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1723, 1780, 1595, 1675, 1623, 1723, 1780, 1582, 1630, 1589, 1650, 1692, 1603, 1649, 1691, 1692, 1698 and 1702 are included under the topic Early Blakiston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Blakiston Spelling Variations


During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Blakiston occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Blackstone, Blakiston, Blakistone, Blaxton, Blackiston, Blackistone and many more.

Early Notables of the Blakiston family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Reverend William Blaxton (Blackstone) (1595-1675), an early British settler in New England in 1623, and the first European settler of modern-day Boston and Rhode Island; Sir William Blackstone (1723-1780), an English judge, jurist and professor who produced the treatise on the...
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Migration of the Blakiston family to the New World and Oceana


Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Blakiston, or a spelling variation of the surname include: Elizabeth Blackston who settled in New England in 1638; John Blackston settled in New England in 1750; Thomas Blackston settled in Virginia in 1642; John Blackstone settled in Virginia in 1720.

Contemporary Notables of the name Blakiston (post 1700)


  • Sir Norman Hunter Blakiston (1899-1977), 8th Baronet of London
  • Sir Ferguson Arthur James Blakiston (b. 1963), 9th Baronet of London
  • Sir Arthur Frederick Blakiston (1892-1974), 7th Baronet, English rugby union international wing who represented England twelve times
  • Sir Charles Edward Blakiston (1862-1941), 6th Baronet of London
  • Sir Horace Nevile Blakiston (1861-1936), 5th Baronet of London
  • Sir Matthew Blakiston (1811-1883), 4th Baronet of London
  • Sir Matthew Blakiston (1761-1806), 2nd Baronet of London
  • Sir Matthew Blakiston (1702-1774), 1st Baronet of London
  • Sir Francis Blakiston (d. 1716), 3rd Baronet of Gibside
  • Caroline Blakiston (b. 1933), English actress
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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