Bline History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bline family

The surname Bline was first found in Derbyshire where the name is a metonymic occupational name for an iron worker from the Middle English "blome" meaning an ingot of iron. [1] By extension, the name was derived from "the bloomer," a worker at a bloomery, or bloom-smithy. [2]

Another reference is more specific: " a 'bloom' is a mass of iron that has gone a second time through the fire - Anglo Saxon bloma; and bloomary, hence probably a Bloomer was a person employed in the manufacture of iron." [3]

One of the first records of the name was found in Derbyshire in 1202 when William Blomere was listed in Pipe Rolls at that time. The Assize Rolls of Staffordshire list Robert le Blomere there in 1279. [4]

The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Johannes Blomer, smyth and Johannes Blomere. Later Henry Blewmer and William Blumer were both listed in Yorkshire in 1513 and 1515. [2]

Early History of the Bline family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bline research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1543, 1041, 1455, 1487, 1603, 1635, 1705 and are included under the topic Early Bline History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bline Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Bline has appeared include Blomer, Bloomer, Bloomar, Bloomere, Blomere, Blome and many more.

Early Notables of the Bline family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Richard Blome (1635-1705), an English publisher and cartographer. He was a "publisher and compiler of some celebrity, who by the aid of subscriptions adroitly levied issued many splendid works. Originally he was a...
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Ireland Migration of the Bline family to Ireland

Some of the Bline family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bline family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Bline arrived in North America very early: Mercy Bloomer, who arrived in New York in 1703; Anne Bloomer, who landed in Virginia in 1717; Joshua Bloomer, who landed in New York in 1769; Francis Bloomer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1776.

  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  4. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) on Facebook
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