When Samuel T Black was born on 6 April 1862, in Polk, Iowa, United States, his father, George Alexander Black, was 40 and his mother, Anna Mariah Wagner, was 38. He married Elizabeth Blanche Fiester on 1 July 1889, in Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Healdsburg Judicial Township, Sonoma, California, United States in 1870 and Edgewood Judicial Township, Siskiyou, California, United States in 1900. He died on 20 May 1930, in Yreka, Siskiyou, California, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Yreka, Siskiyou, California, United States.
English and Scottish: chiefly from Middle English blak(e) ‘black’ (Old English blæc, blaca), a nickname given from the earliest times to a swarthy or dark-haired man. However, Middle English blac also meant ‘pale, wan’, a reflex of Old English blāc ‘pale, white’ with a shortened vowel. Compare Blatch and Blick . With rare exceptions it is impossible to disambiguate these antithetical senses in Middle English surnames. The same difficulty arises with Blake and Block .
Scottish: in Gaelic-speaking areas this name was adopted as a translation of the epithet dubh ‘dark, black-(haired)’, or of various other names based on Gaelic dubh ‘black’, see Duff .
Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames directly or indirectly derived from the adjective meaning ‘black, dark’, for example German and Jewish Schwarz and Slavic surnames beginning with Čern-, Chern- (see Chern and Cherne ), Chorn-, Crn- or Czern-.
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