The surname Bloodsworth was first found in London where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that city.
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Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bloodsworth have been found, including Bloodworth, Bludworth, Bluworth, Blumworth and many more.
Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Bloodsworth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
James Bloodsworth (1759-1804), English convict sentenced for the theft of one game cock and two hens in Surrey and sent to New South Wales aboard the Charlotte in the First Fleet; he was immediately appointed master bricklayer in the settlement at Sydney Cove and later became Superintendent of Builders
Kirk Noble Bloodsworth (b. 1960), American former Maryland waterman, the first American sentenced to death to be exonerated post-conviction by DNA testing
James Bloodsworth (1759-1804), English master bricklayer and builder who was convicted and sentenced for the theft of one game cock and two hens at Esher, Surrey; he was sent to New South Wales where he was later appointed superintendent over all the brickmakers and bricklayers