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The surname Blood is a Welsh name of old Celtic origin. The surname is from the well-known Welsh personal name Lloyd. The surname Blood features the distinctive Welsh patronymic prefix "ab-" which means "son of." The original form of the name was "Ab-Lloyd," which evolved into "Ap-Llud" and then "Blud." [1]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)


Blood Early Origins



The surname Blood was first found in Cardiganshire (Welsh: Sir Aberteifi), the former Kingdom of Ceredigion, created as a county in 1282 by Edward I, and located on the West coast of Wales, where they held a family seat from ancient times. They are descended from the Lloyds of Cardigan Castle.

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Blood Spelling Variations


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Blood Spelling Variations



Although there are comparatively few Welsh surnames, they have a great many spelling variations. Variations of Welsh names began almost immediately after their acceptance within Welsh society. In the Middle Ages, it was up to priests and the few other people that recorded names in official documents to decide how to spell the names that they heard. Variations that occurred because of improper recording increased dramatically as the names were later transliterated into English. The Brythonic Celtic language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, featured many highly inflected sounds that could not be properly captured by the English language. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were all indicated by the particular variation of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Blood have included Blood, Bloode, Blud, Bludd and others.

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Blood Early History


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Blood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blood research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1595, 1618, 1680 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Blood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blood Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blood In Ireland


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Blood In Ireland



Some of the Blood family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 275 words (20 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



The Welsh began to emigrate to North America in the late 1800s and early 1900s in search of land, work, and freedom. Those that arrived helped shape the industry, commerce, and the cultural heritage of both Canada and the United States. The records regarding immigration and passenger show a number of people bearing the name Blood:

Blood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Blood settled in Lynn, Massachusetts with his brother Robert in 1623
  • James Blood, who landed in New England in 1639
  • Robert Blood, who landed in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1647
  • James Blood, who arrived in New England in 1657
  • Anth Blood, who arrived in Virginia in 1663
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Blood Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Catherine Blood who settled in Maryland in 1723
  • William Henry Blood, who landed in New York in 1799

Blood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • I R Blood, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1813
  • David R Blood, who landed in New York, NY in 1815
  • Harris Blood, who landed in New York in 1819
  • Jeremy Blood arrived in New Orleans in 1823
  • J H Blood, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Blood Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • E. S. Blood, aged 37, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Chas. N. Blood, aged 18, who landed in America from Cragmoher, Ireland, in 1905
  • Caroline L. Blood, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1907
  • George Thomas Blood, aged 4, who settled in America from London, England, in 1907
  • Dora A. Blood, aged 5, who emigrated to America, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Blood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • R. Blood arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blood (post 1700)



  • Major-General Kenneth Thompson Blood (1888-1979), American Member War Department Personnel Board (1944-1945)
  • Rogers Blood (1922-1944), United States Marine Corps officer and posthumous Silver Star recipient
  • Ernest Blood (1872-1955), American basketball coach
  • Francis Blood, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate from Hillsborough County, 1784-85; Member of New Hampshire Governor's Council, 1784-85
  • D. P. Blood, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1896
  • Charles Blood, American politician, Village President of Rantoul, Illinois, 1925
  • Caleb B. H. Blood, American politician, U.S. Consul in Monterrey, 1862-64
  • Bertrum Blood, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 2008
  • Frank H. Blood, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 32nd District, 1936
  • Henry Hooper Blood (1872-1942), American Democrat politician, Governor of Utah, 1933-41
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. 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).
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Rowlands, John, John Rowlands and Sheila Rowlands. Welsh Family History: A Guide to Research. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1999. Print. (ISBN 080631620).
  7. Davies, R. R. The Age of Conquest: Wales, 1063-1415. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Print.
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Thirsk, Joan ed. Et. Al. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

The Blood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blood 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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