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.
Early Origins of the Bloor family
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.
Early History of the Bloor family
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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.
Early Notables of the Bloor family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bloor family to the New World and Oceana
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" 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
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 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