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Following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, the name Blewitt was first found in Britina. It was a name for a person with blue eyes, or who often wore blue clothing. The name stems from the Old French root bleuet which means blue.

Blewitt Early Origins



The surname Blewitt was first found in Hampshire where they had been granted lands by King William after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Blewitt Spelling Variations


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Blewitt Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Blewitt are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Blewitt include Blewett, Blewitt, Bluet, Bluat, Bloet, Blouet, Blewit, Blewet and many more.

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Blewitt Early History


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Blewitt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blewitt research. Another 202 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blewitt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blewitt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blewitt Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Blewitt In Ireland


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Blewitt In Ireland



Some of the Blewitt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Blewitt, or a variant listed above:

Blewitt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Blewitt, who arrived in Virginia in 1635

Blewitt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Blewitt settled in Virginia in 1725

Blewitt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Blewitt, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1877

Blewitt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Blewitt, English convict from Essex, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  • John Blewitt, aged 30, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Tantivy"

Blewitt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Blewitt, aged 23, a ploughman, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879
  • Angelina Blewitt, aged 20, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arawa" in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blewitt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blewitt (post 1700)



  • David Edward Blewitt (1928-2010), American Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning film editor, known for his work on Ghostbusters (1984), Moonwalker (1988) and The Buddy Holly Story (1978)
  • Darren Blewitt (b. 1985), English footballer
  • Charles Percy Blewitt (1877-1937), English cricketer who played a single first-class match, for Worcestershire in 1912
  • Major General William Edward Blewitt CB CMG CBE (b. 1854), British artillery officer, Commander of the Southern Coast Defences, 1911-1914
  • Major Shane Gabriel Basil Blewitt GCVO (b. 1935), British courtier and retired military officer, Keeper of the Privy Purse and Treasurer to HM The Queen (1988-1996)
  • Brett Blewitt (b. 1976), Australian actor and director, known for Neighbours (1985), My Two Wives (1992) and Our Lips Are Sealed (2000)
  • Charles Edward "Joe" Blewitt (1895-1954), British three-time gold and silver medalist runner, active in the 1920s
  • Reginald James Blewitt (1799-1878), British businessman and politician who refurbished Llantarnam Abbey

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Motto


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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: In Deo omnia
Motto Translation: In God are all things.


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See Also


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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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The Blewitt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blewitt 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 16 October 2016 at 14:03.

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