Place Name: Blackett Wynd
Feature Type (Year Approved): Road (1991)
Name Origins: Commemorative
English: nickname from Middle English blak ‘black’ (Old English blæc) or ‘fair’ (Old English blāc) + hed, heved ‘head’.
English: nickname from Middle English blak ‘black’ + hod ‘hood’.
English: nickname from a diminutive of Black, with the French suffix -et.
From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland
Cultural Affiliation: English
Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie
John St. Clair Blackett (1863-1935) was an early Edmonton entrepreneur. Blackett was born in Nova Scotia and came to Edmonton in 1904. He became president of Alberta Agencies (insurance brokers) and was a director of Acme Brick Co. and Arctic Ice Co. This road is in the Richford neighbourhood.
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