Bleeze History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bleeze family

The surname Bleeze was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Norman influence of English history strongly penetrated English society after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed.

The family name was first referenced in the 11th century in Yorkshire when they held estates in that shire. Robert Blaise succeeded in 1272. They are believed to be originally from Blay, 3 miles north east of Le Molay in Calvados.

The name may have been associated with a 4th century (316) French saint Blasius of Armenie (Armienes,) and later introduced into and adopted by Yorkshire people as their saint of wool-combers from a Norman noble.

"David Blaize" is a novel of school life by English author Edward Frederic Benson OBE. Published in 1916, it was quickly followed up by a second, entitled "David Blaize and the Blue Door" in 1918. The final novel of the trilogy was "David of King's" in 1924, but as to why the author chose the surname "Blaise" for the character for these novels remains a mystery.

Early History of the Bleeze family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bleeze research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1642, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Bleeze History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bleeze Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bleeze have been found, including Blaise, Blaize, Blaze, Blasey, Blease, Bleas, Blase, Blays, Blayze, Blazey, Blazer and many more.

Early Notables of the Bleeze family (pre 1700)

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Australia Bleeze migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bleeze Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Bleeze, aged 27, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Mallard" [1]
  • Edward Bleeze (aged 31), a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Gomelza"


  1. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 26th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Mallard 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/mallard1855.shtml


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