The name ‘Black’ 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 the Gaelic word ‘dubh’ meaning Black. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Black’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Hamo le Blake’, from the County of 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 Black’, aged 43 from Yorkshire, sailes from the Port of Hull… Coat of arms: Azure a lion rampant argent, on a chief…
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