Origins Available: English
The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Blatherwait come from when the family resided in the village of Blatherwycke, in the county of Northamptonshire, at the side of a lake.
Early Origins of the Blatherwait family
The surname Blatherwait was first found in Northamptonshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Blatherwait family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blatherwait research.Another 493 words (35 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1198, 1230, 1314, 1500, 1746, 1785, 1300, 1649, 1717, 1683 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Blatherwait History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Blatherwait Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Blatherwait has been recorded under many different variations, including Blathwayte, Blatherwick, Blathirwick, Blatherwycke, Blarewic, Bladrewyc, Blatherwyke and many more.
Early Notables of the Blatherwait family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blatherwait family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Blatherwait or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.
The Blatherwait Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virtute Et Veritate
Motto Translation: With virtue and truth.