Bloom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the distinguished German surname Bloom 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 Bloom family

The surname Bloom 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 Bloom family

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

Bloom 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 Bloom family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Bloom 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; Gustav...
Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bloom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Bloom migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bloom Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Bartholomew Bloom, who landed in Maryland in 1653 [1]
Bloom Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mrs. Valentine Bloom, who landed in Georgia in 1747 [1]
Bloom Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Philip Bloom, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • David J Bloom, who arrived in Mississippi in 1836 [1]
  • K Shroman Bloom, aged 27, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • A Bloom, aged 1, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • R Bloom, aged 30, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Bloom migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bloom Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Bloom, English convict from Berkshire, who was transported aboard the "Agincourt" on July 6, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bloom (post 1700) +

  • Harold Bloom (1930-2019), American literary critic and the Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University who wrote more than forty books
  • David Dudley Bloom (1922-2015), American businessman and inventor; he invented the first conventional travel luggage built on wheels, marketed the first "magic milk bottle" for dolls, and designed and marketed a continuous-play tape recorder
  • David Bloom (1963-2003), award-winning NBC journalist
  • Benjamin S. Bloom (1913-1999), Jewish-American educational psychologist
  • Allan David Bloom (1930-1992), American philosopher, classicist, and academic
  • Earl D. Bloom (1871-1930), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1916, 1920, 1924; Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, 1917-19, 1923-25, 1927-28; Defeated, 1924 [3]
  • Dan Bloom, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Governor of Kansas, 2002 [3]
  • Carl Henry Bloom (1884-1974), American politician, Mayor of Rockford, Illinois, 1933-37, 1941-53 [3]
  • C. A. Bloom, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Arkansas, 1896 [3]
  • Bernard M. Bloom, American Democrat politician, Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 17th District, 1967 [3]
  • ... (Another 31 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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