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The name Blatchly dates back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name derives from the Anglo-Saxon Blęcleah which meant "dark wood" or "dark clearing". The hamlet of Blackley was mentioned in the Domesday Book and little growth of the community was seen until the 19th century. By the middle of the 17th century Blackley was a village of just 107 inhabitants. Today Blackley is a suburb of Manchester with a population of over 10,000 people. There is also a hamlet named Blackey in West Yorkshire.

Blatchly Early Origins



The surname Blatchly was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Blatchly Spelling Variations


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Blatchly Spelling Variations



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 Blatchly have been found, including Blackley, Blakely, Blakley, Blacklee, Blackely, Blackledge, Blacklege, Blatchly and many more.

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Blatchly Early History


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Blatchly Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blatchly research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1321 and are included under the topic Early Blatchly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blatchly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blatchly Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Blatchly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blatchly In Ireland


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Blatchly In Ireland



Some of the Blatchly family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 Blatchly, or a variant listed above:

Blatchly Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Blatchly, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blatchly (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blatchly (post 1700)



  • Neri Blatchly, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Broome County, 1835

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Blatchly Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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    The Blatchly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blatchly 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 1 December 2015 at 13:15.

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