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"BLAKE. From Old English (Anglo-Saxon) bide, pale, wan, of complexion. Luce Blake was tenant of land in Waldefgate, Berwick, c. 1266 (Kelso, 47), and Atkyn Blake was a charter witness in Ayr c. 1340 (Friars Ayr, p. 15). Thomas Blaik was a notary in Thornhill in 1627 (RPC., 2. ser. n, p. 27), John Blaik in Upper Cassie and John Blaik in Upper Dumfedfing are in record in 1684, and William Bleak in Castlehill in the same year (RPC., 3. ser. x, p. 218, 219). Five of the name are recorded in the Edinburgh Marriage Records. T. Blake, a Scot, was the first Briton to reach the city of Mexico 0 "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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