The Blackwell Family History

This is a site where you can find information about the history of the Blackwell family.

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The Blackwell Family in the Census

Census Freqency of the Surname Blackwell
1841 Census176
1851 Census1003
1861 Census1863
1871 Census2836
1881 Census4103
1891 Census4782
1901 Census6360
1911 Census7533

Most Frequent Forenames for the Blackwell Family in the Census

Name 1841 Census 1851 Census 1861 Census 1881 Census 1871 Census 1891 Census 1901 Census 1911 Census Total
William Blackwell 13 85 144 211 277 302 355 403
Mary Blackwell 11 76 145 206 254 280 310 284
John Blackwell 10 63 105 160 206 229 278 284
George Blackwell 9 32 63 102 152 179 225 265
Elizabeth Blackwell 6 45 107 152 188 183 186 191
Thomas Blackwell 11 46 75 113 161 165 182 201
Sarah Blackwell 6 35 74 118 130 137 149 162
James Blackwell 2 40 61 85 117 117 151 165
Charles Blackwell 3 25 53 75 103 114 134 152
Henry Blackwell 8 33 46 61 81 94 100 93
Annie Blackwell 0 2 8 43 73 114 148 162
Frederick Blackwell 0 14 31 50 69 93 111 119
Alice Blackwell 3 5 13 28 69 94 118 131
Joseph Blackwell 3 19 31 52 60 70 83 102
Arthur Blackwell 0 3 18 33 57 88 106 116
Alfred Blackwell 4 11 25 34 52 79 94 117
Ellen Blackwell 1 11 23 44 70 69 84 101
Eliza Blackwell 5 24 38 63 77 64 65 58
Edward Blackwell 3 15 27 38 51 53 69 90
Emma Blackwell 7 20 34 55 63 52 71 61

Your Family History Search

You can use the forms below to do automatic searches for the Blackwell family online amongst birth, marriage and death records from 1837, plus census transcripts for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and many more...



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Etymology and History of the Surname: Blackwell

View Name: BLACKWELL.

BLACKWELL

Derivation:
An English/Scottish word taken from the Anglo-Saxon word 'blaecburna' meaning 'black/dark coloured stream'.

History:
A name which is thought to have been taken from the place of the same name in Lancashire, would have been given to someone who lived there or someone of lived near a 'dark coloured' stream.

Linked Surnames:
Blake, Blakeburn, Black, Blackbourne, Blackburne, Blackwell,

 



Fleet Registers
Before 1754 many marriages were not performed in parish churces due to the need for people to get around the need for banns and other petty regulations. The favourite alternative venue was the Fleet Prison.

 

An Unauthorised Visit to the Front
A short article on a war correspondant's journey to the front, from The War Illustrated magazines.

 

The Romance of Rail power in the War
A short article from Issue 88 of The War Illustrated on the use of trains in the War.

 

Naval Service
Navy Lists contains additional information beyond naval officers and the dates of their seniority, which takes the careers of some back into the late eighteenth century.