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Early Origins of the Blodget family

The surname Blodget was first found in Shropshire 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 13th century when they held estates in that shire. The surnames Bladwell, Blodwell, and Blodget are believed to be derived from the Welsh surname Lloyd which settled in this border county in the 12th and 12th centuries.

Early History of the Blodget family

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Blodget Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Blodget were recorded, including Bladwell, Bladwall, Blodwell, Blodwall, Bladwel, Blodwal, Blodgett and many more.

Early Notables of the Blodget family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Blodget family

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Blodget family emigrate to North America: Albro Blodgett, aged 43, who arrived at Ellis Island, in 1908; Annie G. Blodgett, aged 47, who arrived at Ellis Island, in 1910; Basil Blodgett, aged 30, who arrived at Ellis Island, in 1924.

Contemporary Notables of the name Blodget (post 1700) +

  • Walter Harrison Blodget (1850-1923), American Republican politician, Produce merchant; Mayor of Worcester, Massachusetts, 1904-05 [1]
  • Harrison Blodget (1801-1899), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Lewis County, 1831 [1]
  • Chester E. Blodget, American politician, Mayor of Edinburg, Texas, 1951-53 [1]
  • Abijah Blodget (1797-1865), American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Stafford, 1831 [1]

  1. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from on Facebook