The name Bladand has a long Anglo-Saxon
heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the parish of Bladon, which is located near Woodstock in the county of Oxfordshire.
Early Origins of the Bladand family
The surname Bladand was first found in Somerset
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bladand family
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Bladand Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bladand have been found, including Bladen, Bladon and others.
Early Notables of the Bladand family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bladand family to Ireland
Some of the Bladand family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Bladand family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Bladand, or a variant listed above: William Bladen who settled in Virginia in 1774; William Bladen who was Commissary-General of Maryland in 1718; and Thomas Bladen, Royal Governor of Maryland, 1742-1745..
The Bladand Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Toujours fidele
Motto Translation: Always faithful.