The name Blaxhal is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It comes from when a family 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 Blaxhal family
The surname Blaxhal was first found in Devon
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Blaxhal family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blaxhal research.Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1420, 1671, 1655, 1716, 1708 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Blaxhal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Blaxhal Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Blaxhal were recorded, including Blackhall, Blackall, Blakhall, Blaikhall and many more.
Early Notables of the Blaxhal family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blaxhal family to Ireland
Some of the Blaxhal 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 Blaxhal family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Blaxhal family emigrate to North America: Agnes Blackhall, aged 26; who settled in New York in 1774.