Blathwayt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The origins of the Blathwayt name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Blathwayt was originally derived from a family having lived in the village of Blatherwycke, in the county of Northamptonshire, at the side of a lake. Alternatively, the name could have originated at Bleathwaite Coppice, South Lakeland in Cumbria. 
Early Origins of the Blathwayt family
The surname Blathwayt was first found in Northamptonshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Blathwayt family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blathwayt research. Another 247 words (18 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 Blathwayt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Blathwayt Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Blathwayt include Blathwayte, Blatherwick, Blathirwick, Blatherwycke, Blarewic, Bladrewyc, Blatherwyke and many more.
Early Notables of the Blathwayt family (pre 1700)
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| Blathwayt migration to New Zealand ||+|
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Blathwayt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mr. W.J. Blathwayt, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Tamora" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 8th March 1859 
- Mr. M.A. Blathwayt, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Tamora" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 8th March 1859 
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.