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Blaylock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Alternatively, the name could have been derived from Black Loch, location names in Lanark, Renfrew and Stirling. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.



Early Origins of the Blaylock family


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.

Early History of the Blaylock family


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Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1332, 1400, 1483, 1615, 1617, 1637, 1597, 1598, 1721 and 1791 are included under the topic Early Blaylock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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.

Early Notables of the Blaylock family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Blaylock family to the New World and Oceana


The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North America. 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.)

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 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Leroy Blaylock, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1960 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Chester Merle Blaylock (1924-1996), American Democrat politician, Member of Montana State Senate, 1975; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Montana 2nd District, 1984 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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