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Blathwayte History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Origins Available: English, Scottish

The origins of the Blathwayte name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Blathwayte was originally derived from a family having lived in the village of Blatherwycke, in the county of Northamptonshire, at the side of a lake.

Early Origins of the Blathwayte family

The surname Blathwayte was first found in Northamptonshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Blathwayte family

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Blathwayte 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 Blathwayte include Blathwayte, Blatherwick, Blathirwick, Blatherwycke, Blarewic, Bladrewyc, Blatherwyke and many more.

Early Notables of the Blathwayte family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Blathwayte family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Blathwayte Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • G W Blathwayte, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Arab

Contemporary Notables of the name Blathwayte (post 1700)

  • William Blathwayte (1649-1717), English civil servant and politician who established the War Office as a department of the British Government and played an important part in administering the Thirteen Colonies of North America

The Blathwayte 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.

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