name Blatherwake comes from the family having resided in the village of Blatherwycke, in the county of Northamptonshire, at the side of a lake.
Early Origins of the Blatherwake family
The surname Blatherwake was first found in Northamptonshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Blatherwake family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blatherwake 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 Blatherwake History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Blatherwake Spelling Variations
Blatherwake has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Blathwayte, Blatherwick, Blathirwick, Blatherwycke, Blarewic, Bladrewyc, Blatherwyke and many more.
Early Notables of the Blatherwake family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blatherwake family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Blatherwakes to arrive on North American shores: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.
The Blatherwake 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.