The ancestry of the name Blandfith dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family 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 Blandfith family
The surname Blandfith 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 Blandfith family
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Blandfith Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Blandfith have been found, including Blandford, Blandeford, Blanford and others.
Early Notables of the Blandfith family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blandfith family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Blandfith, or a variant listed above: Alexander Blandford settled in New England
in 1699; John Blandford settled in Jamaica in 1684; John Blandford settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1620..