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From the Celtic land of Wales came the name of Blevins. This name initially evolved from the Welsh personal name Blethyn.

Blevins Early Origins



The surname Blevins was first found in the region around Denbighshire (Welsh: Sir Ddinbych), a historic county, created in 1536 at the Act of Union with England, and located in Northeast Wales, where Meredith Ap Blethyn was Prince of North Wales in the 11th century. William the Conqueror seized Prince Meridith's castle at Oswestry in Shropshire after 1066 but he retained his Welsh estates. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Blevins Spelling Variations


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Blevins Spelling Variations



Although there are comparatively few Welsh surnames, they have a great many spelling variations. Variations of Welsh names began almost immediately after their acceptance within Welsh society. In the Middle Ages, it was up to priests and the few other people that recorded names in official documents to decide how to spell the names that they heard. Variations that occurred because of improper recording increased dramatically as the names were later transliterated into English. The Brythonic Celtic language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, featured many highly inflected sounds that could not be properly captured by the English language. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were all indicated by the particular variation of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Blevins have included Blevin, Blevyn, Ap Blethyn, Ap Plethyn, Plethen, Blethin, Blethen, Blevins and many more.

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Blevins Early History


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Blevins Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blevins research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1366, 1391, 1524, 1579, 1601, 1627, 1669 and 1579 are included under the topic Early Blevins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blevins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blevins Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Blevins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blevins In Ireland


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Blevins In Ireland



Some of the Blevins family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in the 19th and 20th centuries, searching for land, work, and freedom. Like the many other immigrants from the British Isles, they made a significant contribution to the development of Canada and the United States. The Welsh and their descendents added a rich cultural tradition to the newly developed towns, cities, and villages. An investigation of the immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Blevins:

Blevins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Blevins, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856

Blevins Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • J. Blevins, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Eva Blevins, aged 26, who landed in America from Stanhope, England, in 1910
  • Lizzie Blevins, aged 30, who landed in America from Belfast, Ireland, in 1913
  • Emily Blevins, aged 28, who emigrated to America from Belfast, Ireland, in 1916
  • Thomas Blevins, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blevins (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blevins (post 1700)



  • Patricia M. Blevins, American politician, Majority Leader of the Delaware Senate
  • Leon Gravette Blevins (1926-1988), American NBA basketball player
  • Tony Blevins (b. 1975), former professional American NFL football cornerback
  • Harry B. Blevins (b. 1935), American politician of the Republican Party
  • Adrian Blevins (b. 1964), American poet
  • James Victor Blevins (1912-1999), American businessman, who founded Blevins Popcorn Co. in 1945
  • Ruby Blevins (1914-1996), American country music singer and songwriter, who used the stage name Patsy Montana
  • Jerry Richard Blevins (b. 1983), American Major League Baseball player
  • Bret Blevins (b. 1960), American comic book artist, animation story board artist, and painter
  • Frank Trevor Blevins (1939-2013), Australian politician, Deputy Premier of South Australia 19921993

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Suggested Readings for the name Blevins


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Suggested Readings for the name Blevins



  • Blevins Ancestry: A Historical and Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Richard Blevins and Rhoda Scott by Bill Dwayne Blevins.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

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