Origins Available: English, Irish
Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a person with dark hair or complexion. The surname Bladge is a variant of the name Black.
Early Origins of the Bladge family
Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Bladge family
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Bladge Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Blagg, Blague, Blagge, Blage, Blag, Blaggue and others.
Early Notables of the Bladge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bladge 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 Bladge were among those contributors: David Blagg who settled in Virginia in 1654; John Blagg settled in Augusta county in Virginia in 1760.
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