The ancient roots of the Blatherwock family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Blatherwock comes from when the family lived in the village of Blatherwycke, in the county of Northamptonshire, at the side of a lake.
Early Origins of the Blatherwock family
The surname Blatherwock was first found in Northamptonshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Blatherwock family
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Blatherwock 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 Blatherwock has appeared include Blathwayte, Blatherwick, Blathirwick, Blatherwycke, Blarewic, Bladrewyc, Blatherwyke and many more.
Early Notables of the Blatherwock family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blatherwock 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 Blatherwock arrived in North America very early: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.
The Blatherwock 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.