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Where did the English Bloodworth family come from? What is the English Bloodworth family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bloodworth family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bloodworth family history?

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Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bloodworth include Bloodworth, Bludworth, Bluworth, Blumworth and many more.

First found in London where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that city.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bloodworth research. Another 237 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1666, 1660, 1682, 1455, 1487, 1620, 1682, 1665 and 1666 are included under the topic Early Bloodworth History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 89 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bloodworth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bloodworth or a variant listed above:

Bloodworth Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Jno Bloodworth, who arrived in Virginia in 1698

Bloodworth Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Timothy Bloodworth, who arrived in Virginia in 1700
  • Joseph Bloodworth, who landed in Virginia in 1732

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  • Timothy Bloodworth (1736-1814), American teacher and statesman, US Representative from North Carolina, eponym of the SS Timothy Bloodworth
  • James "Jimmy" Henry Bloodworth (1917-2002), American baseball player
  • Linda Joyce Bloodworth (b. 1947), American television producer
  • James Morgan Bartow Bloodworth Jr. (1925-2006), American physician, pathologist, and researcher on diabetes mellitus
  • Sandra Bloodworth, Australian labour historian
  • Margaret Bloodworth, Canadian former National Security Advisor
  • Thomas Bloodworth (1882-1974), New Zealand politician


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  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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The Bloodworth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bloodworth Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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