Blackmore Way

Place Name:  Blackmore Way, Blackmore Court

Feature Type (Year Approved): Road (2001), Road (2002)

Name Origins: Commemorative


English: locative name from any of numerous places called Blackmore, Blakemore or Blackmoor, such as Blackmoor Vale (Dorset), Blackmore in Cannington (Somerset), and Blakemoor in Shelton (Shrops).
English: nickname from Middle English blak, blakke ‘black’ + Mor ‘Moor’, signifying someone with a dark complexion
From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

'Blackmoor: Hampshire 1168, dark coloured pool. Old English blaec + mere.

From: A Dictionary of British Place Names

Cultural Affiliation: English

Gender: Male

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie

John Horn Blackmore (1890-1962) was a teacher and Social Credit member of parliament for Lethbridge. Blackmore was born in the United States to Mormon parents, and emigrated to the Cardston area of Alberta with his family in 1892. Having gained his BA in 1913 from University of Alberta, and in 1914, his teaching certificate from the Alberta Normal School, Blackmore embarked on a 21-year teaching career. In 1935 he left teaching to run for public office. He served as a member of parliament for Lethbridge until 1958, and during this time he was instrumental in promoting public irrigation of the prairies.

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