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Origin Displayed: English
Spelling variations include: Black, Blacke and others.
First found in Lincolnshire where they were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Donald Black aged 45, his wife Janet, two sons and two daughters who settled in Wilmington, N.C. in 1775 was typical of the family who settled during this period.
(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
Motto Translated: Not the cross, but the light.
Suggested Readings for the name black
"Black Family Record" by Doris Louise Black, "Climbing Our Family Tree" by Edith Black and Lois Jones.
Some noteworthy people of the name black
Cilla black (1943-) English singer
Clint black (1962-) American actor
Karen black (1942-) American actress
Davidson black (1885-1934) Canadian archaeologist
Misha black (1910-1977) Russ/Br design educator
Jeremiah S. black (c.1860) American politician
Joseph black (1728-1799) Scottish chemist
Adam black (1784-1874) Scottish publisher
Hugo Lafayette black (1886-1971) American judge
William black (1841-1898) Scottish novelist
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