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Blewitt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.


Early Origins of the Blewitt family


The surname Blewitt was first found in Hampshire. One of the first records of the family was Robert Bloet (Bloett) (died 1123), an early English prelate. He was Bishop of Lincoln 1093-1123 and Lord Chancellor of England (1092-1093.) He claimed descent from a Norman noble family that held Ivry in Normandy. He accompanied William the Conqueror's son, William Rufus to England from Normandy.

Early History of the Blewitt family


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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.

Early Notables of the Blewitt family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Blewitt family to Ireland


Some of the Blewitt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Blewitt family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Blewitt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Blewitt, who 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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 [2]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
  • Mr. John Blewitt, (b. 1794), aged 46 born in Cornwall, UK convicted in Cornwall on 26th March 1840, sentenced for life for bestiality (savagely cruel), transported aboard the ship "Lady Raffles" in 1841 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  • Mr. Richard Blewitt, (b. 1795), aged 59, Cornish agricultural labourer departing from Plymouth on 19th August 1854 aboard the ship "Clara" arriving in Portland, Victoria, Australia on 19th November 1854 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  • Mrs. Mary Blewitt, (b. 1799), aged 55, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth on 19th August 1854 aboard the ship "Clara" arriving in Portland, Victoria, Australia on 19th November 1854 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  • Miss Mary Blewitt, (b. 1824), aged 30, Cornish domestic servant departing from Plymouth on 19th August 1854 aboard the ship "Clara" arriving in Portland, Victoria, Australia on 19th November 1854 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
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Blewitt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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

The Blewitt 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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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf


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