Anglo-Saxon name Bladen comes from when the family resided in the parish of Bladon, which is located near Woodstock in the county of Oxfordshire.
Early Origins of the Bladen family
Somerset, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Bladen family
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Bladen Spelling Variations
hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bladen include Bladen, Bladon and others.
Early Notables of the Bladen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bladen family to Ireland
Some of the Bladen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Bladen family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Bladen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Bladen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Bladen (post 1700)
The Bladen 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.
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