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The Bleddyn surname is derived from the Welsh word "blaidd," meaning "wolf."

Bleddyn Early Origins



The surname Bleddyn was first found in Shropshire, where they held a family seat on the Welsh border. The Celtic resistance north and south along the border of Wales and England was considerably increased after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The Normans met more resistance from the Welsh than in the rest of England. The Welsh fought from behind their hills and mountains and tenaciously held their ground. Finally, Edward 1st, to placate this founding nation, conferred the principality of Wales upon his eldest son, who became Edward II. This brought Wales into England as an equal while the King was alive, and integral part of the royal title when on the throne. Edward III confirmed and all Princes of Wales were presented to the Welsh people at Caernarvon Castle. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Welsh surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1063 when Blethyn, descended from Bleddyn ap Cynfyn, King of Powis or Bleddyn Broadspear, Lord of Llanhowell.

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Bleddyn Spelling Variations


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Bleddyn Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bleddyn, Blethin, Plethin, Blevin, Pleaden, Pleavin, Plevin, Plevey and many more.

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Bleddyn Early History


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Bleddyn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bleddyn research. Another 238 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1246, 1287, 1391, 1455, 1487, and 1685 are included under the topic Early Bleddyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bleddyn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bleddyn Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bleddyn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Rose Plevin, who arrived in Virginia sometime between 1665 and 1666; Francois Plevin, who arrived in Louisiana in 1720; Thomas Plevey, who settled in America sometime between 1760 and 1765.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Morgan, T. J. Morgan and Prys Morgan. Welsh Surnames. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1985. Print.
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Thirsk, Joan ed. Et. Al. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Bradsley C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Bleddyn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bleddyn Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 20 October 2015 at 18:36.

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