Early Origins of the Bletcher family
Somerset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1305 when Robert le Blacchere held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Bletcher family
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Bletcher Spelling Variations
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. Bletcher has been recorded under many different variations, including Blatcher, Bletcher, Bleacher, Bleaker, Blacher and many more.
Early Notables of the Bletcher family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bletcher 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 Bletcher or a variant listed above:
Bletcher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Bletcher (post 1700)
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