Early Origins of the Blodwell family
The surname Blodwell 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 Blodwell family
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Blodwell Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Blodwell have been found, including Bladwell, Bladwall, Blodwell, Blodwall, Bladwel, Blodwal, Blodgett and many more.
Early Notables of the Blodwell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blodwell family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Blodwell, or a variant listed above:
Blodwell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- John Blodwell, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1908
- Charles Blodwell, aged 50, who emigrated to the United States from Lincoln, Rhode Island in 1910