- Blackman (surname)
An "Old English" name meaning "dark-haired" or "dark-complexioned". Originally "Blæcmann". Name given to Danish Vikings who settled southern Scotland. Also listed in the genealogy of the kings of "
Bernicia". Early in use as a firstname. "Variations: Blackmann, Blachman, Blackmun, Blackmon, Blakeman".
Ironically, this surname could also have the exact opposite meaning from the above depending on how the old Anglo-Saxon "blaec and blac" were translated. "Blaec" meant "dark/swarthy" and "blac" meant "fair/pale" Both spellings, and their meanings, became confused and interchangeable over the course of time.
Famous Blackman people
* Calvin Blackman Bridges
Geoffrey Emett Blackman( Geoffrey E. Blackman, Geoffrey Blackman) (1903-1980), UK scholar
* Elizabeth "Liz" Marion Blackman
Ralph Beebe Blackmanmathematician and engineer
Blackman Charter Township, Michigan
Blackmans Bay, Tasmania
Life as a BlackMan, board game
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