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Where do people with the Black surname come from:
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The meaning of the name Black:
  1. Scottish and English: from Middle English blak(e) ‘black’ (Old English blæc, blaca), a nickname given from the earliest times to a swarthy or dark-haired man.
  2. Scottish and English: from Old English blac ‘pale’, ‘fair’, i.e. precisely the opposite meaning to 1, and a variant of Blake 2. Blake and Black are found more or less interchangeably in several surnames and place names.
  3. English: variant of Blanc as a Norman name. The pronunciation of the nasalized vowel gave considerable difficulty to English speakers, and its quality was often ignored.
  4. Scottish and Irish: translation of various names from Gaelic dubh ‘black’ (see Duff).
  5. Danish and Swedish: generally, probably the English and Scottish name, but in some cases perhaps a variant spelling of Blak, a nickname from blak ‘black’.
  6. In some cases, a translation of various names meaning ‘black’, for example German and Jewish Schwarz.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, Mar 2003
Most popular first names with surname Black:
Alexander Black   Andrew Black   Anna Black   Catherine Black   Elizabeth Black   Emily Black   James Black   John Black   Margaret Black   Mary Black   Nancy Black   Robert Black   Sarah Black   Thomas Black   William Black  
Family sites on MyHeritage with the last name Black:
Spunner-Black Family Website, 29 members
Foreman/Black Web Site, 26 members
Black Web Site, 22 members
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