Blabay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Anglo-Saxon name Blabay comes from when the family resided in the parish of Blaby in the diocese of Peterborough in the county of Leicestershire.
Early Origins of the Blabay family
The surname Blabay was first found in Leicestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Blabay family
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Blabay Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Blabay has been recorded under many different variations, including Blaby, Blabi, Blabie, Blabey, Blabley, Blayby and many more.
Early Notables of the Blabay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blabay family
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Blabay or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.