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The name Blige is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a person with dark hair or complexion. The surname Blige is a variant of the name Black.

Blige Early Origins



The surname Blige was first found in Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Blige Spelling Variations


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Blige Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Blige have been found, including Blagg, Blague, Blagge, Blage, Blag, Blaggue and others.

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Blige Early History


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Blige Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blige research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1450, 1613, 1660, 1592 and 1611 are included under the topic Early Blige History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blige Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blige Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blige Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Blige surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: David Blagg who settled in Virginia in 1654; John Blagg settled in Augusta county in Virginia in 1760.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Blige Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blige 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 28 September 2012 at 14:31.

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