Blagdon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Important Dates for 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 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
Typical Blagdon Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Blagdon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Blagdon, who arrived in America in 1808 
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) 
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