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This interesting surname is both English and Scottish, although the Scottish nameholders almost certainly have the same origin. It is locational from the various villages called Blackley, Blakeley, and Blackley, in the counties of Lancashire and the former West Riding of Yorkshire. The place name and hence the later surname, derive from the pre 7th century Old English words "bloec", meaning black or dark, plus "leah", a wood or sometimes a clearing in a wood. The village name is first recorded as "Blakeley" in the charters for Lancashire known as the "Inquisitions post mortem" for the year 1282.

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My family of Blakely's emigrated from County Cork Ireland to Allegheny, PA. I am unsure exactly when, but assume during the great potato famine. Upon arriving, they settled in Oak Lawn IL, which is a burn of Chicago. The furthest I can go back is Johnson Blakely, B:Feb 27, 1824, who was married to Helena Ziebel B:Dec 19, 1880

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Hello All, I Was Born: MARCELLA LEE BLAKELY I,m Researching My Family Name From Ancient Times To The Present, How ,Bout You All!

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