The name Blaby is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the parish of Blaby in the diocese of Peterborough in the county of Leicestershire.
Early Origins of the Blaby family
The surname Blaby was first found in Leicestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Blaby family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blaby research.Another 419 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1219, 1273, 1327, 1356, 1361, 1508, 1579, 1767 and 1350 are included under the topic Early Blaby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Blaby 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. Blaby has been spelled many different ways, including Blaby, Blabi, Blabie, Blabey, Blabley, Blayby and many more.
Early Notables of the Blaby family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blaby family to the New World and Oceana
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 Blabys to arrive in North America: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.