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A Strathclyde-Briton family from the Scottish/English Borderlands was the first to use the surname Blaylock. It is a name for a person with dark hair. As such, the Blaylock 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."

Blaylock Early Origins



The surname Blaylock 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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Blaylock Spelling Variations


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Blaylock Spelling Variations



The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Blaylock has been spelled Blacklock, Blakelock, Blacklocke, Blakelocke, Blaikelock, Blaiklock and many more.

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Blaylock Early History


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Blaylock Early History



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

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Blaylock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blaylock Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North Ameri ca. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:

Blaylock Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Agnes Blaylock, aged 30, who landed in America from London, England, in 1910
  • Harry Blaylock, aged 32, who landed in America from London, England, in 1910
  • Henry Woodhouse Blaylock, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1910
  • Harry Woodhouse Blaylock, aged 33, who landed in America from London, England, in 1911
  • Agnes G. Blaylock, aged 31, who emigrated to America from London, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blaylock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blaylock (post 1700)



  • Robert Edward "Bob" Blaylock (b. 1935), American former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Anthony Blaylock (b. 1965), American former NFL cornerback football player
  • Celia Ann "Mattie" Blaylock (1850-1888), romantic companion of Old West layman Wyatt Earp
  • Jeannie Blaylock, American Emmy award and Peabody award winning news anchor
  • James Paul Blaylock (b. 1950), American fantasy author
  • Chester Merle "Chet" Blaylock (1924-1996), American politician
  • Cheryl Blaylock, American Emmy Award winning puppeteer for Sesame Street
  • Linda Blaylock, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Oklahoma, 1992
  • Leroy Blaylock, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1960
  • Chester Merle Blaylock (1924-1996), American Democrat politician, Member of Montana State Senate, 1975; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Montana 2nd District, 1984
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    2. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    3. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    4. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    6. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    7. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    8. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
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    The Blaylock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blaylock 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 16 September 2016 at 15:43.

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