Thomas Blake

Brief Life History of Thomas

Thomas Blake was born in 1644, in West, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom as the son of William Giles Blake and agnes thorne. He married Alice Champion in 1659, in Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 30 January 1707, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 63.

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Thomas Blake
Alice Champion
Marriage: 1659
Isoddemias Christian Blake
Judith W Blake
Elizabeth Blake
Captain William Blake

Sources (12)

  • Thomas Blake appraiser - 1683, Isle of Wight County, Virginia
  • Thomas Blake creditor - 1673, Isle of Wight County, Virgiinia
  • Joseph Poole will - 1668, Isle of Wight County, Virginia

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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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