Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their 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 Blanfard family
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.
Early History of the Blanfard family
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Blanfard Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Blanfard has appeared include Blandford, Blandeford, Blanford and others.
Early Notables of the Blanfard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blanfard family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Blanfard arrived in North America very early: 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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