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The origins of the Anglo-Saxon name Bledge come from its first bearer, who was a person with dark hair or complexion. The surname Bledge is a variant of the name Black.

Bledge Early Origins



The surname Bledge was first found in Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Bledge Spelling Variations


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Bledge Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bledge has been spelled many different ways, including Blagg, Blague, Blagge, Blage, Blag, Blaggue and others.

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Bledge Early History


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Bledge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bledge research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1450, 1613, 1660, 1592 and 1611 are included under the topic Early Bledge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bledge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bledge Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bledge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bledges to arrive in North America: David Blagg who settled in Virginia in 1654; John Blagg settled in Augusta county in Virginia in 1760.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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    The Bledge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bledge 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 28 September 2012 at 14:31.

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