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The history of the name Blalock begins in the Scottish/English Borderlands with a family of Strathclyde-Briton ancestry. It is a name for a person with dark hair. As such, the Blalock surname most likely evolved from a nickname from the Middle English "blakelok," in turn from the Old English blec, meaning "black," or "dark," and locc, meaning a "lock of hair."

Blalock Early Origins



The surname Blalock was first found in Westmorland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Blalock Spelling Variations


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Blalock Spelling Variations



Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Blalock has been spelled Blacklock, Blakelock, Blacklocke, Blakelocke, Blaikelock, Blaiklock and many more.

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Blalock Early History


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Blalock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blalock research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1332, 1400, 1721, and 1791 are included under the topic Early Blalock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blalock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blalock Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blalock 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



Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlanti c. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them:

Blalock Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Samuel T. Blalock, aged 44, who settled in America, in 1905
  • Simeon T. Blalock, aged 48, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • James W. Blalock, aged 35, who emigrated to America, in 1912
  • John Blalock, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1913
  • Elizabeth Blalock, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blalock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blalock (post 1700)



  • Justin Christopher Blalock (b. 1983), American football offensive guard for the Atlanta Falcons
  • Hubert Morse Blalock Jr. (1926-1991), American sociologist
  • Jolene Blalock (b. 1975), American actress, best known for her recurring role on the series Star Trek: Enterprise
  • William Leslie "Will" Blalock (b. 1983), American NBA basketball player
  • Hank Blalock (b. 1980), American former Major League baseball player who played from 2002 to 2010
  • Alfred Blalock (1899-1964), American surgeon, best known for the development of the Blalock-Taussig Shunt
  • Jane Blalock (b. 1945), retired LPGA American professional golfer who had 27 LPGA victories

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Suggested Readings for the name Blalock


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Suggested Readings for the name Blalock



  • Blalock and Related Families: Pioneers in Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, and Texas,1597-1988 by Delton D. Blalock.
  • The Blalocks and Related Families, Cass County, Texas by Myreline Dailey Bowman.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    4. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    11. ...

    The Blalock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blalock Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 30 October 2016 at 13:17.

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