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Blakston Early Origins



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

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Blakston Early History


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Blakston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blakston research. 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 Blakston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blakston Spelling Variations


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Blakston Spelling Variations



The name Blakston, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Blackstone, Blakiston, Blakistone, Blaxton, Blackiston, Blackistone and many more.

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Blakston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blakston Early Notables (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...

Another 103 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blakston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Blakston family, or who bore a variation of the surname Blakston were 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.

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