Blege is a name of Anglo-Saxon
origin. It was a name given to a person with dark hair or complexion. The surname Blege is a variant of the name Black.
Early Origins of the Blege family
The surname Blege was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Blege family
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Blege 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 Blege were recorded, including Blagg, Blague, Blagge, Blage, Blag, Blaggue and others.
Early Notables of the Blege family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blege 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 Blege family emigrate to North America: David Blagg who settled in Virginia in 1654; John Blagg settled in Augusta county in Virginia in 1760.