Blagdon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Blagdon family

The surname Blagdon was first found in Roxburghshire, Scotland, where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say long before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Blagdon family

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Blagdon Spelling Variations

Although the name, Blagdon, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Blackden, Blackenden, Blackdean, Blackdon, Blaikden, Blackdene and many more.

Early Notables of the Blagdon family (pre 1700)

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Blagdon Ranking

In Newfoundland, Canada, the name Blagdon is the 500th most popular surname with an estimated 94 people with that name. [1]

United States Blagdon migration to the United States +

Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Blagdon family name Blagdon, or who bore a variation of the surname were

Blagdon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Blagdon, who arrived in America in 1808 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Blagdon (post 1700) +

  • Captain George Blagdon Westcott (1753-1798), English officer of the Royal Navy, Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson's Band of Brothers at the Battle of the Nile in 1798, eponym of the HMS Westcott (D47) [3]

  1. ^ The order of Common Surnames in 1955 in Newfoundland retrieved on 20th October 2021 (retrieved from Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland by E.R. Seary corrected edition ISBN 0-7735-1782-0)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 Jan. 2019 on Facebook
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