Early Origins of the Blodwal family
The surname Blodwal 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 Blodwal family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blodwal 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 Blodwal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Blodwal Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Blodwal are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Blodwal include: Bladwell, Bladwall, Blodwell, Blodwall, Bladwel, Blodwal, Blodgett and many more.
Early Notables of the Blodwal family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blodwal family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Blodwal or a variant listed above: 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.