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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.

Blogg Early Origins



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.

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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.

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Blogg Early History


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Blogg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blogg research. Another 302 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1212, 1275, 1327, 1359, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Blogg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blogg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blogg Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Blogg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blogg (post 1700)


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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

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    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    11. ...

    The Blogg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blogg 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 27 August 2012 at 03:34.

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