Blaydent is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from a family once having lived in the parish of Bladon, which is located near Woodstock in the county of Oxfordshire.
Early Origins of the Blaydent family
The surname Blaydent was first found in Somerset
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Blaydent family
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Blaydent Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Blaydent has been recorded under many different variations, including Bladen, Bladon and others.
Early Notables of the Blaydent family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blaydent family to Ireland
Some of the Blaydent family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Blaydent family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Blaydent or a variant listed above: William Bladen who settled in Virginia in 1774; William Bladen who was Commissary-General of Maryland in 1718; and Thomas Bladen, Royal Governor of Maryland, 1742-1745..
The Blaydent 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: Toujours fidele
Motto Translation: Always faithful.