The name ‘Blackwell’ originates from England. It is derived from the habitation name from any of the various places so called, for example in the counties of Yorkshire, Dumfries, and Strathclyde, so called from the Old English word ‘bloec’ meaning black, dark, and ‘wudu’ meaning wood. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Blackwell’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Margery de Blacwelle’, from Cambridgeshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘John Blackwell’, aged 39, a miner by trade, from the county of Derbyshire, England. He immigrated to North America in 1774, sailing from the Port of London aboard the ship named the ‘Elizabeth’ on the 3rd of July 1774, arri… Coat of arms: Paly of six argent and azure,on a chief gu…
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