Blomgren History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the distinguished German surname Blomgren 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 Blomgren family

The surname Blomgren 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.

Early History of the Blomgren family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blomgren 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 Blomgren History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Blomgren 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 Blomgren family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Blomgren 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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United States Blomgren migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Blomgren Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anders Gustaf Blomgren, who arrived in Arkansas in 1854 [1]
  • Andus Gustaf Blomgren, who landed in Arkansas in 1858 [1]
  • Andrew Blomgren, who landed in Minnesota in 1868 [1]
Blomgren Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Andrew John Blomgren, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1909 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Blomgren (post 1700) +

  • Theodore C. Blomgren (1874-1953), American politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 44th District, 1915-22 [2]
  • S. L. Blomgren, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from South Carolina 1st District, 1922 [2]
  • Daniel Blomgren (b. 1982), Swedish football player
  • Eric N. Blomgren (1893-1971), Swedish Olympic speed skater
  • Bengt Bertil Blomgren (b. 1923), Swedish actor, film director and screenwriter
  • Lance Blomgren (b. 1970), Canadian writer
  • Gustaf Blomgren (1887-1956), Swedish Olympic diver


  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


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