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The surname Blodgett is a Welsh name of old Celtic origin. The surname is from the well-known Welsh personal name Lloyd. The surname Blodgett features the distinctive Welsh patronymic prefix "ab-" which means "son of." The original form of the name was "Ab-Lloyd," which evolved into "Ap-Llud" and then "Blud." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


Blodgett Early Origins



The surname Blodgett was first found in Cardiganshire (Welsh: Sir Aberteifi), the former Kingdom of Ceredigion, created as a county in 1282 by Edward I, and located on the West coast of Wales, where they held a family seat from ancient times. They are descended from the Lloyds of Cardigan Castle.

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Blodgett Spelling Variations


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Blodgett Spelling Variations



Although there are not an extremely large number Welsh surnames, there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations of those surnames. This variety of spellings began almost immediately after the acceptance of surnames within Welsh society. As time progressed, these old Brythonic names were eventually were recorded in English. This process was problematic in that many of the highly inflected sounds of the native language of Wales could not be properly captured in English. Some families, however, did decide to modify their own names to indicate a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even a patriotic affiliation. The name Blodgett has seen various spelling variations: Blood, Bloode, Blud, Bludd and others.

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Blodgett Early History


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Blodgett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blodgett research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1595, 1618, 1680 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Blodgett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blodgett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blodgett Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blodgett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blodgett In Ireland


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Blodgett In Ireland



Some of the Blodgett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 275 words (20 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


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The Great Migration



The Welsh migration to North America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries contributed greatly to its rapid development. These migrants were in search of land, work, and freedom. Those Welsh families that survived the long ocean journey were critical to the development of new industries and factories, and to the quick settlement of land. They also added to an ever-growing rich cultural heritage. A search of the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Blodgett:

Blodgett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Blodgett arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Thomas Blodgett, who landed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Daniel Blodgett, who arrived in New England in 1652

Blodgett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • C. W. Blodgett, aged 35, who settled in America, in 1896

Blodgett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Albro Blodgett, aged 43, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Annie G. Blodgett, aged 47, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Basil Blodgett, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blodgett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blodgett (post 1700)



  • Edwin Ford Blodgett (1849-1912), American Republican politician, Postmaster at Atlanta, Georgia, 1902-10; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1908
  • Delos A. Blodgett, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1880, 1892, 1900
  • Dan A. Blodgett, American politician, Mayor of Blytheville, Arkansas, 1952-53
  • Caleb Blodgett (1793-1872), American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 11th District, 1833-35; Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives, 1841-42
  • Betty Blodgett, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1960
  • Asiel Z. Blodgett (1832-1916), American politician, Mayor of Waukegan, Illinois, 1883-84
  • Amos C. Blodgett, American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Washtenaw County 1st District, 1857-58
  • Foster Blodgett Jr. (1826-1877), American Republican politician, Mayor of Augusta, Georgia, 1859-61, 1867-68; Defeated, 1861; Postmaster at Augusta, Georgia, 1865-69; Delegate to Georgia State Constitutional Convention, 1867
  • Frank D. Blodgett, American Republican politician, Mayor of Oneonta, New York; Elected 1911
  • Frank E. Blodgett, American Republican politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Allenstown; Elected 1902
  • ... (Another 29 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. 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.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The Blodgett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blodgett 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.

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