The origins of the Blathirweck name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It 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 Blathirweck family
The surname Blathirweck was first found in Northamptonshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Blathirweck family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blathirweck 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 Blathirweck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Blathirweck Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Blathirweck were recorded, including Blathwayte, Blatherwick, Blathirwick, Blatherwycke, Blarewic, Bladrewyc, Blatherwyke and many more.
Early Notables of the Blathirweck family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blathirweck family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Blathirweck family emigrate to North America: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.
The Blathirweck 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.