Blackwelder Family History
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Blackwelder Name Meaning
Partly translated form of German Schwarzwälder, denoting someone from the Black Forest (German Schwarzwald). The first element Black is a translation of German Schwarz (Old High German swarz), while the second element is a respelling of -wälder ‘forest dweller’ (from Old High German wald ‘forest’).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press