The name Nigel is predominantly a masculine English name that meaning "champion or black." It was originally used as a medieval nickname for people with dark hair and was later adopted as a given name.
Nigel is a common English name that many people have used as an option for names such as Nicholas, Norman, and Nathaniel. It may also be used as a first name by itself.
Nigel is the 8th most popular name of all time. First used in 1066, it became more popular after being adopted by the famous warlord and ruler Edward the Black Prince (c. 1330-1376). He was called "Edward, son of Edmund and Euphemia" and was one of the few children born to King Edward III of England.
There are several other people named Nigel who were important figures in history. One of them is a politician who served as Prime Minister from 1945 to 1951: Sir Anthony Eden. Another is a priest who has been recognized as a saint since 1235: Nigel of Cloyne.
Blackman, derived from the Old English word Blaecmann, means "dark man." The Danish Vikings who landed in southern Scotland were given this name. It is also mentioned in the genealogy of the Bernician rulers. A family name, it first appeared in England around the 11th century.
Blacksmith was the most important job in medieval Europe, especially before the advent of machinery. Therefore, all blacksmiths would have been highly regarded members of their community. They would have had a large and often prosperous family since they could provide many services to the local people. Also because they could make weapons and tools for farmers and hunters, they would have had many customers.
The term Blackie came into use during the 19th century when newspapers began to publish articles on African-American history and culture. These articles were usually written by white men who used the names Douglas Howard or Henry Louis Gates as pen names. They are now known as Black History Month stories.
The first issue of Blackie's Magazine was published in 1869. It was a weekly magazine that covered African-American topics including history, religion, politics, society, education, business, and entertainment. It was one of the only magazines at that time that focused exclusively on blacks. Its editor was George W. Ethelredge who used the pseudonym Charles W. Chesnutt.
Sir Hammerlock equals black. Hammerlock is unmistakably a white British/British comparable dude. He has no family member that I know of who is African American. I assume he gets mistaken for being African American because of his name and the fact that he's not white.
He was created by Robert E. Howard and appears in several of his own stories as well as in other authors' works. Shemp Bennett (a character from the comedy group The Three Stooges) played Sir Hammerlock on radio for many years. Sir Hammerlock TV episodes were also popular during the 1950s.
There are also two other characters named Sir Hammerlock in the comic book series Conan the Barbarian. One is a villain the other is a friend to Conan. There are also two female characters named Lady Hammerlock one is a character in the novel Savage Tales #1 and the other is a character in the game Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of.
So yes, Sir Hammerlock is black.
It derives from the Gaelic "Tir Eoghain," which means "land of Eoghan." Tyrone Kane, an Irish cricketer, is the only person I've heard called Tyrone. He isn't black, but he isn't the only one. There are several people in America who think of themselves as black but aren't: Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Barack Obama are three famous examples. By this definition, Obama would be half white and half black.
When slavery ended in America, it didn't necessarily end in Tyrone. Many black Americans still lived in states like Virginia or South Carolina, so they couldn't move to more northern states like Massachusetts or Pennsylvania. However, many white Americans also lived in states like Virginia or South Carolina, so they could have moved north if they wanted to. Thus, many blacks and whites shared housing in northern cities like Boston or Philadelphia, so there were black people where you might expect to find white people-in-blackface at Halloween-or perhaps not even at Halloween.
Because there were so many black Americans living in northern cities, it made sense for them to have their own neighborhood associations or churches or schools or businesses. This division of society was very common at the time, and it's what we should expect if slavery had recently been abolished. Although most slaves belonged to white people, they often lived with their owners, so there would always be black people around.
Variant of Black 1, meaning "dark-haired" or "swarthy," derived from a byform of the Old English adjective blaec, blac "black," with a vowel length shift. Moniker derived from the Old English blac, which means "wan", "pale", "white", or "fair". It is also used as a general term for "black person."
Black's original meaning was "dark-haired" or "swarthy." In modern usage, it has come to mean "very bad" or "dangerous"- particularly in reference to people or things believed to be innocent or harmless.
Thomas Butler, 10th Earl of Ormond (c. 1531–1614), an Irish noble and Lord Treasurer of Ireland in the 16th and early 17th centuries, may be referred to as "Black Tom." "Black Tom" was the nickname given to Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1612–1671), an English Civil War Parliamentary commander. He is also called "the Iron Duke" and "Tom Thumb."
Black means evil; therefore, Black Tom is someone who is extremely bad or wicked. Also, blacks are the most common color of hair and skin, so a black person could be considered very dark-skinned. Finally, "tom" is a short form of "Thomas," so Black Tom is someone who is very bad and wicked like a black cat.
Some people might think that Black Tom is only a nickname because of his small size, but this is not true. Small things can be important too! Black cats are known for being bad luck so perhaps Lord Fairfax didn't want to bring bad luck on himself by using his nickname.
Also, it is possible that Black Tom might not have liked being called "Black" so he started calling himself by another name. But since his nickname was already taken, he just added "Tom" at the end instead.