The name ‘Blake’ originates from England and Scotland. it is derived from a nickname given from the earliest times to a awarthy dark haird man. The nickname may have been given for other reasons too: Tengvik records the case (1080) of a certain ‘Wlfricus Niger’ (Wulfric the Black), who recieved the nickname after blackening his face with charcoal to go undetected at night among his enemies. ‘Blake’ and ‘Black’ are found in many surnames and placement elements. It is also a translation of various names from Gaelic. Information compiled from Historical and Private archives has confirmed that the surname ‘Blake’ dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Hamo Le Blake’, from Buckinghamshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘William Blake’, who emigrated to North America in 1638 settling in Doncaster, Massachusetts. He died o…
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