Eleanor Blake

Femaleabout 1534–

Brief Life History of Eleanor

When Eleanor Blake was born about 1534, her father, Jasper Blake, was 53 and her mother, Agnes Pigott, was 30.

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Jasper Blake
1482–1574
Agnes Pigott
1505–1542
Henry Blake
1529–
Ele Blake
1531–
Alice Blake
1533–
Eleanor Blake
1534–
Thomas Blake
1535–
John Blake
1537–

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    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish (England and central Scotland): variant of Black 1, meaning ‘swarthy’ or ‘dark-haired’, from a byform of the Old English adjective blæc, blac ‘black’, with change of vowel length.

    English: nickname from Middle English blak(e) (Old English blāc) ‘wan, pale, white, fair’. In Middle English the two words blac and blāc, with opposite meanings, fell together as Middle English blake. In the absence of independent evidence as to whether the person referred to was dark or fair, it is now impossible to tell which sense was originally meant.

    English (Norfolk): nickname from Middle English bleik, blaik>, blek(e) (Old Norse bleikr) ‘pale or sallow’ (in complexion).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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