Show ContentsBlommaert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the distinguished German surname Blommaert 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 Blommaert family

The surname Blommaert 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 Blommaert family

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

Blommaert 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 Blommaert family

Prominent among members of the name Blommaert 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

United States Blommaert migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Blommaert Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Adriaen Blommaert, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1652 1
  • Barbara Blommaert, who landed in New York in 1657 1

Contemporary Notables of the name Blommaert (post 1700) +

  • Susan Blommaert (b. 1947), American actress, known for The Blacklist (2013), Pet Sematary (1989) and The X-Files (1993)
  • Ruben Blommaert (b. 1992), Belgian pair skater who competes for Germany, winner of the 2013 Cup of Nice and 2013 German national title
  • Philip Blommaert (1809-1871), Flemish writer who wrote poems for the Flemish magazine Vaderlandsche Letteroefeningen in Dutch
  • Emmanuel de Blommaert de Soye (1875-1944), Belgian bronze medalist equestrian at the 1912 Summer Olympics
  • Jan Blommaert (1961-2021), Belgian sociolinguist and linguistic anthropologist, Professor of Language, Culture and Globalization and Director of the Babylon Center at Tilburg University, the Netherlands

  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) on Facebook