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Blake can mean either black or white.

"This very famous English surname has two totally contradictory origins, although both are nicknames and both are possibly nationalistic. The derivation is from either or both the pre 7th Century adjective "blac" which does translate as "black", and means black haired or dark complexion, and may have referred to the native Olde English (the Celts), or the almost similar "blaac" meaning white or fair haired or fair complexion, which possibly referred to the invaders from east, the Jutes, Angles and Saxons. Later in Middle English (1200 - 1500 a.d.) the two words came together as "Blake", making it impossible to distinguish whether the name derived from a dark person or a fair person."
Rainbow Cloud  5/24/2019

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