The origins of the Blogg surname are uncertain, but some scholars suggest that the source of the name is the Old English term "bloc," and that the name was originally occupational
for "one who blocks," such as a shoemaker or bookbinder.
Early Origins of the Blogg family
The surname Blogg was first found in Wiltshire
where they held a family seat
with estates in that shire. 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. The first found reference to the Blogg surname was in the year 1199 when Robert Bloc was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls for Wiltshire.
Early History of the Blogg family
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Blogg Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Blogg include Bloggs, Blogg, Block, Blocks, Blox, Blogs and others.
Early Notables of the Blogg family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blogg family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Blogg were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Blogg Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Blogg, who settled in Virginia in 1650
Blogg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Edward Blogg, who was naturalized in Virginia in 1858
Blogg Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- William Blogg, who was recorded in the 1871 census in Ontario
Contemporary Notables of the name Blogg (post 1700)
- Henry Blogg (1876-1954), English lifeboat man, awarded the Empire Gallantry Medal by the King in 1924 for his heroic life-saving
- Wesley Collins Blogg (1855-1897), 19th century professional baseball outfielder and catcher
- Albert Blogg Unger, American politician, Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 19th District, 1915 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
Historic Events for the Blogg family
- Frederick Walpole Blogg (d. 1942), British Able Seaman aboard the HMS Cornwall when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Force Z Survivors Crew List HMS Cornwall (Retrieved 2018, February 13th) - Retrieved from https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listcornwallcrew.html#A