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The name Blomfield was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Blomfield family lived in Norfolk, where the family has a rich history dating back many years. Their name, however, derives from their previous locality of residence, Blundeville, near Pont l'Eveque, Normandy.

Blomfield Early Origins



The surname Blomfield was first found in Chshire at Beeston, a township, in the parish of Bunbury, union of Nantwich, First division of the hundred of Eddisbury. "This place takes its name from a castle founded by Ranulph de Blundeville, about 1220, and which was made a royal garrison in the war between Henry III. and the confederate barons." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Blomfield Spelling Variations


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Blomfield Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Bloomefield, Blundeville, Blomfield, Blumfield, Blundville and many more.

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Blomfield Early History


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Blomfield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blomfield research. Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1203, 1576, 1638, 1825, 1768 and 1846 are included under the topic Early Blomfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blomfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blomfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Blomfield In Ireland


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Blomfield In Ireland



Some of the Blomfield family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 91 words (6 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



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Blomfield or a variant listed above:

Blomfield Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Sarah Blomfield, aged 1, arrived in New England in 1634
  • William Blomfield, aged 30, landed in America in 1634
  • William Blomfield, who landed in New England in 1634

Blomfield Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Blomfield, who landed in Virginia in 1735

Blomfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Blomfield, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1827

Blomfield Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Blomfield arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Hyde" in 1849

Blomfield Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Jane Blomfield landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1838
  • R Blomfield landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Mandarin
  • Eliza Blomfield, aged 30, a housemaid, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "India" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blomfield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blomfield (post 1700)



  • Edward Valentine Blomfield (1788-1816), English classical scholar
  • Sir Arthur William Blomfield (1829-1899), English architect
  • Charles James Blomfield (1786-1857), English prelate and scholar
  • Sir Reginald Blomfield (1856-1942), English architect, garden designer and author

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Citations


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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  8. 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).
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Blomfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blomfield 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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