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Multiple Origins for the Surname Blodgett


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Blodgett Early Origins



The surname Blodgett 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.

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Blodgett Spelling Variations


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Blodgett Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Blodgett has been spelled many different ways, including Bladwell, Bladwall, Blodwell, Blodwall, Bladwel, Blodwal, Blodgett and many more.

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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 379 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1241, 1982, 1177, 1449, 1560, 1455, 1487, 1661 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)



More information is included under the topic Early Blodgett Notables 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Blodgetts to arrive in North America:

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



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    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.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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