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The founding heritage of the Bloor family is in the Anglo-Saxon culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Bloor comes from when one of the family worked as a blower, or one who plays the horn.

Bloor Early Origins



The surname Bloor was first found in Staffordshire at Blore Heath, a sparsely populated area of farmland best known as the site of the first major battle in the English Wars of the Roses fought on 23 September 1459.

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Bloor Spelling Variations


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Bloor Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bloor has been spelled many different ways, including Bloor, Blore, Bloare, Bloore, Blour, Bloure and others.

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Bloor Early History


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Bloor Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bloor research. Another 485 words (35 lines of text) covering the years 1459, 1574, 1618, 1640, 1649, 1708 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Bloor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bloor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bloor Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bloor Notables 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bloors to arrive in North America:

Bloor Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Bloor, who landed in America in 1762

Bloor Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Bloor, aged 26, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Joseph Rowan" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Saturday 17th June 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Joseph Rowan 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/josephrowan1854.shtml

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bloor (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bloor (post 1700)



  • Edward William Bloor (b. 1950), American novelist and editor, best known for his young adult novels "Tangerine" and "London Calling"
  • Ella Reeve Bloor (1862-1951), American labor organizer and political radical, known as "Mother Bloor," a founder of the Communist Labor Party (1919)
  • Ella Reeve Bloor (1862-1951), American politician, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1918 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John Stuart Bloor OBE (b. 1944), English business magnate, best known for reviving the Triumph Motorcycles name
  • Joseph Bloor (1789-1862), English-born, Canadian inkeeper, brewer, land speculator, founder the Village of Yorkville, eponym of Bloor Street, Toronto
  • Alan Bloor (b. 1943), British footballer
  • David Bloor (b. 1942), British professor at the University of Edinburgh

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ South Australian Register Saturday 17th June 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Joseph Rowan 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/josephrowan1854.shtml
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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The Bloor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bloor 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.

This page was last modified on 14 February 2016 at 07:13.

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