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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Blandefithey is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family 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.

Blandefithey Early Origins



The surname Blandefithey was first found in Dorset where they have held a family seat from very ancient times before the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D.

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Blandefithey Spelling Variations


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Blandefithey Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Blandefithey has been spelled many different ways, including Blandford, Blandeford, Blanford and others.

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Blandefithey Early History


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Blandefithey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blandefithey research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1616, 1675, 1662, 1665 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Blandefithey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blandefithey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blandefithey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blandefithey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Blandefitheys to arrive in North America: Alexander Blandford settled in New England in 1699; John Blandford settled in Jamaica in 1684; John Blandford settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1620..

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Blandefithey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blandefithey Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 11 November 2013 at 09:05.

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