The name Blatherwick first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the village of Blatherwycke, in the county of Northamptonshire, at the side of a lake.
Early Origins of the Blatherwick family
The surname Blatherwick was first found in Northamptonshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Blatherwick family
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Blatherwick Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Blatherwick has appeared include Blathwayte, Blatherwick, Blathirwick, Blatherwycke, Blarewic, Bladrewyc, Blatherwyke and many more.
Early Notables of the Blatherwick family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blatherwick 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 Blatherwick arrived in North America very early:
Blatherwick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Blatherwick, who arrived in New York in 1835 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Blatherwick Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Winifred C. Blatherwick, aged 42, originally from Enfield, England, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Aquitania" from Southampton, England CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6NB-MM9 : 6 December 2014), Winifred C. Blatherwick, 01 Jul 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Aquitania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Thomas Blatherwick, aged 33, originally from Knutsford, England, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Southampton, England CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6J1-VPK : 6 December 2014), Thomas Blatherwick, 12 Feb 1921; citing departure port Southampton, England, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Contemporary Notables of the name Blatherwick (post 1700)
- Wilfred Blatherwick (1870-1956), American tennis player at the 1904 Summer Olympics
- Wilfred F. Blatherwick, American co-founder of Hugill & Blatherwick, an architectural firm in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 1921
- Lily Blatherwick (1854-1934), English painter, best known for her painting Wintry Weather which was included in the 1905 book Women Painters of the World
- Steven Scott "Steve" Blatherwick (b. 1973), English former footballer
- Thomas Blatherwick (1855-1940), Canadian-born, English rugby union international, member of the England National Team in 1878
- Sam Blatherwick (1888-1975), British swimmer at the 1908 Summer Olympics
- Francis John Blatherwick CM, OBC, CD, FRCP (b. 1944), Canadian Chief Medical Health Officer in Vancouver, British Columbia (1984-2007)
- Sir David Elliott Spiby Blatherwick KCMG OBE (b. 1941), retired British diplomat, British Ambassador to Ireland (1991-1995), British Ambassador to Egypt (1995-1999)
- David Blatherwick (b. 1960), Canadian artist and educator
The Blatherwick 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.