Blohm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the distinguished German surname Blohm lie in the northern province of Schleswig-Holstein. The name is derived from the Middle Low German "blom," or the German word "blume," meaning "flower;" thus, it was likely originally borne by someone living near a flowering meadow, or was perhaps an occupational name for a gardener or florist.

Early Origins of the Blohm family

The surname Blohm was first found in Schleswig-Holstein, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. The first known bearer of the name was Lüdeke Blome, who was a resident of Hamburg in 1258.

Important Dates for the Blohm family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blohm research. Another 134 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1258, 1293, 1670, 1701, 1819, 1583, 1651, 1622, 1629, 1636, 1642, 1785, 1793 and 1848 are included under the topic Early Blohm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Blohm Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Blom, Blum, Blomberg, Blome, Blumefeld, Blommaert, Blommer, Blommen, Blommestein, Blommesteyn, Blume, Blumegen, Blümel, Blumenau, Blumenbach, Blumnenthal, Blümner, Blomgarten, Blohm and many more.

Early Notables of the Blohm family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Blohm in this period include Samuel Blommaert (Bloemaert, Blommaerts, Blommaart, Blomert) (1583-1651), a Flemish/Dutch merchant and director of the Dutch West India Company from 1622 to 1629 and again from 1636 to 1642; Gustav...
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Blohm migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Blohm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Nicholas Blohm, who immigrated to Baltimore in 1834
  • Cord Blohm, aged 25, who arrived in Missouri in 1846 [1]
  • Christoph Blohm, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1850 [1]
  • Christoph Blohm, who traveled from Hamburg to Galveston, Texas in 1850
  • Anna Blohm, who sailed from Hamburg to New York in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Blohm (post 1700)

  • Lee Ross Blohm (1886-1919), American politician, U.S. Consul in Frontera, 1919-21; Aguascalientes, 1921-25; Vancouver, 1925-26; Regina, 1929-32; Chihuahua, 1938; Antofagasta, 1943 [2]
  • Henry J. Blohm, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Salem County, 1900-01 [2]
  • Christian B. Blohm, American politician, Representative from New Jersey 12th District, 1924 [2]
  • Charles H. Blohm, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hudson County, 1907-08 [2]

Historic Events for the Blohm family

Bismarck
  • Martin Blohm (1916-1941), German Matrosenobergefr. Res. who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]
HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Robert Henry Blohm, British Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, was listed as missing and presumed killed in Bukit Panjang in 1942 [4]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Robert Henry Blohm, English Marine from Devon, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking, was lost in 1942 [5]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
  4. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  5. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
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