The Bloer family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a blower
, or one who plays the horn.
Early Origins of the Bloer family
The surname Bloer was first found in Staffordshire
at Blore Heath, a sparsely populated area of farmland best known as the site of the first major battle in the English Wars of the Roses fought on 23 September 1459.
Early History of the Bloer family
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Bloer Spelling Variations
Bloer has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Bloer have been found, including Bloor, Blore, Bloare, Bloore, Blour, Bloure and others.
Early Notables of the Bloer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bloer family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bloers to arrive on North American shores: the farmer of the name Bloor who settled in York in Upper Canada, from him came the name Bloor Street, one of the longest and most important streets in Toronto. This caused almost a chain reaction of streets in other cities of Canada to be also named Bloor. James Bloor landed in America in 1762.