Welsh name of old Celtic origin. The surname is from the well-known Welsh personal name Lloyd. The surname Bloode 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." 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)
Early Origins of the Bloode family
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.
Early History of the Bloode family
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Bloode Spelling Variations
Although there are not an extremely large number Welsh surnames, there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations of those surnames. This variety of spellings began almost immediately after the acceptance of surnames within Welsh society. As time progressed, these old Brythonic names were eventually were recorded in English. This process was problematic in that many of the highly inflected sounds of the native language of Wales could not be properly captured in English. Some families, however, did decide to modify their own names to indicate a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even a patriotic affiliation. The name Bloode has seen various spelling variations: Blood, Bloode, Blud, Bludd and others.
Early Notables of the Bloode family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bloode family to Ireland
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Migration of the Bloode family to the New World and Oceana
In the 1800s and 1900s, many Welsh families left for North America, in search of land, work, and freedom. Those who made the trip successfully helped contribute to the growth of industry, commerce, and the cultural heritage of both Canada and the United States. In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Bloode Catherine Blood who settled in Maryland in 1723; James Blood settled in Lynn, Massachusetts with his brother Robert in 1623; Jeremy Blood arrived in New Orleans in 1823.
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