Origins Available: English
The name Blidge is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was a name for someone who was a person with dark hair or complexion. The surname Blidge is a variant of the name Black.
Early Origins of the Blidge family
The surname Blidge was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Blidge family
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Blidge Spelling Variations
Blidge has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Blidge have been found, including Blagg, Blague, Blagge, Blage, Blag, Blaggue and others.
Early Notables of the Blidge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blidge family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Blidges to arrive on North American shores: David Blagg who settled in Virginia in 1654; John Blagg settled in Augusta county in Virginia in 1760.