The Bladend name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in the parish of Bladon, which is located near Woodstock in the county of Oxfordshire.
Early Origins of the Bladend family
The surname Bladend was first found in Somerset
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bladend family
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Bladend Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Bladend has undergone many spelling variations
, including Bladen, Bladon and others.
Early Notables of the Bladend family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bladend family to Ireland
Some of the Bladend family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Bladend family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bladend were among those contributors: 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 Bladend 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.