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Black Genealogy & History

Black is an old Scottish and English name, either descriptive or occupational. It is derived from Old English "blaec", meaning black, and could refer to someone with dark hair or the darker-skinned native Celts and Britons compared to their Anglo-Saxon invaders. Alternatively, it could refer to a blacksmith or a chimney sweep. Black family history says that they held a family seat (feudal manor) in Lincolnshire, by legend converting to Christianity by 628 by Paulinus, and then moved north to Scotland by the 1100s. Their motto "non crux, sed lux" means "not the cross but its light". The first American in Black genealogy landed in Virginia in 1637.

Black Birth Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
A Cleo Black-- --, 1915June ,1986MO
Baby Black-- --, 1917May 4,1997TX
C Cecil Black-- --, 1924March 23,2000GA
D Eugene Black-- --, 1912May 9,1998NE

Black Death Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
E Doreen Black-- --, 1925December 14,2005Venice,FL
F Helen Black-- --, 1926August 8,2004Seattle,WA
G Allen Black-- --, 1925June 21,2002Greenville,SC
H Arnold Black-- --, 1923March 25,2009Kittanning,PA

Black Marriage Records

NameSpouseMarriage DateLocation
Bradley BlackNellie JohnsonNovember 28,1964Wake, NC
Cary BlackDorothy BeasleyJuly 18,1941Wake, NC
Donald BlackMarie PoppSeptember 6,1952Wake, NC
Franklin BlackRose WatsonJanuary 23,1964Wake, NC

Most Common Surnames After Black

144th: Nichols145th: Woods
146th: Mills147th: Kelley
148th: Sanchez149th: Warren
150th: Dunn151st: Hunter
152nd: Peters153rd: Ferguson

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