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An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


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Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bloodworth include Bloodworth, Bludworth, Bluworth, Blumworth and many more.

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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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bloodworth research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1666, 1660, 1682, 1455, 1487, 1620, 1682, 1665 and 1666 are included under the topic Early Bloodworth History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 89 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bloodworth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bloodworth or a variant listed above:

Bloodworth Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Jno Bloodworth, who arrived in Virginia in 1698

Bloodworth Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Timothy Bloodworth, who arrived in Virginia in 1700
  • Joseph Bloodworth, who landed in Virginia in 1732

Bloodworth Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • Mr. Nathaniel Bloodworth U.E who settled in Canada c. 1783

Bloodworth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • George Bloodworth, aged 20, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Prince Regent"
  • Eliza Bloodworth, aged 17, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Prince Regent"
  • Caroline Bloodworth, aged 24, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Cheapside"
  • Caroline Bloodworth arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cheapside" in 1849
  • George Bloodworth, aged 20, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1849


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  • James Morgan Bartow Bloodworth Jr. (1925-2006), American physician, pathologist, and researcher on diabetes mellitus
  • Timothy Bloodworth (1736-1814), American politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate, 1788-89; U.S. Representative from North Carolina at-large, 1790-91; Member of North Carolina House of Commons, 1793-94
  • Kenneth W. Bloodworth, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1986, 1988, 1990
  • Charles T. Bloodworth, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 1st District, 1908; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1912, 1920
  • Linda Joyce Bloodworth (b. 1947), American television producer
  • James "Jimmy" Henry Bloodworth (1917-2002), American baseball player
  • Timothy Bloodworth (1736-1814), American teacher and statesman, US Representative from North Carolina, eponym of the SS Timothy Bloodworth
  • Thomas Bloodworth (1882-1974), New Zealand politician
  • Margaret Bloodworth, Canadian former National Security Advisor
  • Sandra Bloodworth, Australian labour historian


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  2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Bloodworth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bloodworth 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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