The lineage of the name Blaxall begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they 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 Blaxall family
The surname Blaxall was first found in Devon
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Blaxall family
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Blaxall Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Blaxall has undergone many spelling variations
, including Blackhall, Blackall, Blakhall, Blaikhall and many more.
Early Notables of the Blaxall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blaxall family to Ireland
Some of the Blaxall 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 Blaxall family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Blaxall were among those contributors: Agnes Blackhall, aged 26; who settled in New York in 1774.