from ancient times.
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The name Blaxon, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Blackstone, Blakiston, Blakistone, Blaxton, Blackiston, Blackistone and many more.
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 Blaxon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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 Blaxon family, or who bore a variation of the surname Blaxon were
Blaxon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Elizabeth Blaxon, who arrived in Maryland in 1665 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)