Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Blatherwyke is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the village of Blatherwycke, in the county of Northamptonshire, at the side of a lake.
Early Origins of the Blatherwyke family
The surname Blatherwyke was first found in Northamptonshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Blatherwyke family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blatherwyke 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 Blatherwyke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Blatherwyke 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. Blatherwyke has been spelled many different ways, including Blathwayte, Blatherwick, Blathirwick, Blatherwycke, Blarewic, Bladrewyc, Blatherwyke and many more.
Early Notables of the Blatherwyke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blatherwyke family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Blatherwykes to arrive in North America: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.
The Blatherwyke 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.