The Blandefarde name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in the region of Blandford
. Further research revealed that the name is derived from ford where gudgeons abound
around the county of Dorset.
Early Origins of the Blandefarde family
The surname Blandefarde was first found in Dorset
where they have held a family seat
from very ancient times before the Norman Conquest
by Duke William of Normandy
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Blandefarde family
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Blandefarde 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 Blandefarde has undergone many spelling variations
, including Blandford, Blandeford, Blanford and others.
Early Notables of the Blandefarde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blandefarde 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 Blandefarde were among those contributors: Alexander Blandford settled in New England
in 1699; John Blandford settled in Jamaica in 1684; John Blandford settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1620..