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Blom Early Origins



The surname Blom was first found in Derbyshire where the name is a metonymic occupational name for an iron worker from the Middle English "blome" meaning an ingot of iron. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
By extension, the name was derived from "the bloomer," a worker at a bloomery, or bloom-smithy. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Another reference is more specific: " a 'bloom' is a mass of iron that has gone a second time through the fire - Anglo Saxon bloma; and bloomary, hence probably a Bloomer was a person employed in the manufacture of iron." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
One of the first records of the name was found in Derbyshire in 1202 when William Blomere was listed in Pipe Rolls at that time. The Assize Rolls of Staffordshire list Robert le Blomere there in 1279. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Johannes Blomer, smyth and Johannes Blomere. Later Henry Blewmer and William Blumer were both listed in Yorkshire in 1513 and 1515. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Blom Spelling Variations


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Blom Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Blom has been recorded under many different variations, including Blomer, Bloomer, Bloomar, Bloomere, Blomere, Blome and many more.

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Blom Early History


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Blom Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blom research. Another 369 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1543, 1041, 1455, 1487, 1603, 1635 and 1705 are included under the topic Early Blom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blom Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blom Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Blom In Ireland


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Blom In Ireland



Some of the Blom family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Blom or a variant listed above:

Blom Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Bernhard Jansen Blom, who came to New York in 1637
  • Bernhard Jansen Blom, aged 26, arrived in New York, NY in 1637
  • Stephen Blom, who arrived in Maryland in 1678

Blom Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Blom, who arrived in New Jersey in 1738
  • John Peter Blom, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • John Peter, Blom Sr., who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752

Blom Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Phillip Blom and his wife Barbara, who settled in Philadelphia in 1803
  • C Blom, aged 39, landed in New York, NY in 1846
  • Conr Fr Blom, who arrived in America in 1846
  • G Blom, aged 39, arrived in New York, NY in 1846
  • Mrs. K Blom, who arrived in America in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blom (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blom (post 1700)



  • Ben H. Blom, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Mayor of Reading, Ohio, 1945
  • Frans Blom (b. 1893), American archaeologist
  • Edward Blom (b. 1970), Swedish archivist, trade historian, writer and a well-known TV personality
  • Gustav Peter Blom (1785-1869), Norwegian politician, member of the Norwegian Constitutional Assembly in 1814
  • Ida Blom (b. 1931), Norwegian historian
  • Johannes Jacobus Blom (b. 1948), famous South African painter
  • Eli Blom (b. 1922), Dutch television actor who worked under the name Elias Carl

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Blom Historic Events


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Blom Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Leslie Michael Blom (1919-1941), Australian Stoker from Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  4. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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The Blom Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blom 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.

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