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The origins of the Anglo-Saxon name Blatch come from its first bearer, who was a person associated with the color black. The name Blatch may have referred to someone with black hair or clothing, or to somone who worked in a profession such as chimney sweeping, which left its practitioners covered in soot.

Blatch Early Origins



The surname Blatch was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. It is said that the first family of Black were converted to Christianity by Paulinus, the head of the family being Prefect of Lincoln, about 628. They moved northward, however, and were well established in Scotland by 1175 A.D.

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Blatch Spelling Variations


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Blatch 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. Blatch has been spelled many different ways, including Black, Blacke and others.

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Blatch Early History


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Blatch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blatch research. Another 339 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1756, 1760, 1778, 1797, 1854, and 1886 are included under the topic Early Blatch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blatch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blatch Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blatch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blatch In Ireland


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Blatch In Ireland



Some of the Blatch family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 150 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Blatch Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Frederick Blatch, aged 40, a gardener, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "John Wickliffe" in 1848
  • Sarah Mercy Blatch, aged 40, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "John Wickliffe" in 1848
  • Thomas H. J. Blatch, aged 14, a gardener, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "John Wickliffe" in 1848
  • Alfred Blatch, aged 12, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "John Wickliffe" in 1848
  • Ann Caroline Blatch, aged 10, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "John Wickliffe" in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blatch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blatch (post 1700)



  • Nora Stanton Blatch Barney (1883-1971), American civil engineer, architect, and suffragist
  • Harriot Eaton Stanton Blatch (1856-1940), American writer and suffragist
  • Harriot Stanton Blatch, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 8th District, 1922
  • Helen Blatch, British actress
  • Emily Blatch (1937-2005), Baroness Blatch, a British politician

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    11. ...

    The Blatch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blatch 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 1 December 2015 at 13:15.

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