The name Blaybay is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in the parish of Blaby in the diocese of Peterborough in the county of Leicestershire.
Early Origins of the Blaybay family
The surname Blaybay was first found in Leicestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Blaybay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blaybay research.Another 419 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1219, 1273, 1327, 1356, 1361, 1508, 1579, 1767 and 1350 are included under the topic Early Blaybay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Blaybay Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Blaybay are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Blaybay include: Blaby, Blabi, Blabie, Blabey, Blabley, Blayby and many more.
Early Notables of the Blaybay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blaybay family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Blaybay or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.