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Newfoundland's South Coast - BLAGDON



This page is for listings of the surname BLAGDON, and people with research interest.

Gail Blagdon

Excerpt from Dr. Seary's, Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, MUN 1977.

BLAGDON, a surname of England - (dweller in the) dark valley, as in the English place names Blackden (Cheshire) and Blagdon (Northumberland), or (dweller by the) black hill as at Blagdon (Devon, Somerset) and Blagden Farm (Essex). (Reaney).

Matthews traced Blagdon and Spiegelhalter Blackden in Devon.

In Newfoundland:

Family traditions: Emma (1842-1935), of Boxey (MUN Geog.). -----, ? from Bristol, of Little Bay West (Fortune B.), ? about 1870 (MUN Folklore).

Early instances: John, married at St. John's, 1760 (DPHW 26D); John, of Red Cove (Fortune B.), 1854 (DPHW 104); James, planter of Coomb's Cove (Fortune B.), 1871 (Lovell).

Modern status: Essentially a South Coast name, and especially at Boxey and Coomb's Cove.

Early Instances:



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