Blodgetts History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Blodgetts family
The surname Blodgetts was first found in Shropshire 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 shire. The surnames Bladwell, Blodwell, and Blodget are believed to be derived from the Welsh surname Lloyd which settled in this border county in the 12th and 12th centuries.
Early History of the Blodgetts family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blodgetts research. Another 190 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1241, 1982, 1177, 1449, 1560, 1455, 1487, 1661 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Blodgetts History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Blodgetts Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Blodgetts has been spelled many different ways, including Bladwell, Bladwall, Blodwell, Blodwall, Bladwel, Blodwal, Blodgett and many more.
Early Notables of the Blodgetts family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blodgetts family
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Blodgettss to arrive in North America: Albro Blodgett, aged 43, who arrived at Ellis Island, in 1908; Annie G. Blodgett, aged 47, who arrived at Ellis Island, in 1910; Basil Blodgett, aged 30, who arrived at Ellis Island, in 1924.
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