The surname Bloould is a Welsh
name of old Celtic origin. The surname is from the well-known Welsh personal name
Lloyd. The surname Bloould features the distinctive Welsh patronymic
prefix "ab-" which means "son of." The original form of the name was "Ab-Lloyd," which evolved into "Ap-Llud" and then "Blud." CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early Origins of the Bloould family
The surname Bloould was first found in Cardiganshire
(Welsh: Sir Aberteifi), the former Kingdom of Ceredigion, created as a county in 1282 by Edward I
, and located on the West coast of Wales
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times. They are descended from the Lloyds of Cardigan
Early History of the Bloould family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bloould research.Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1595, 1618, 1680 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Bloould History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bloould Spelling Variations
have an extremely large amount of spelling variations
of their native surnames to their credit. It was up to the priest or the scribe taking the official records to determine how the spoken name was to be made literal. As time progressed, the old Brythonic names of Wales
were recorded in English, which was especially problematic since the English language had extreme difficulty recording the highly inflected sounds of Cymraeg. Spelling variations
were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Bloould have included Blood, Bloode, Blud, Bludd and others.
Early Notables of the Bloould family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bloould family to Ireland
Some of the Bloould family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 275 words (20 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bloould family to the New World and Oceana
North America in the 1800s and 1900s saw the arrival of many Welsh
people hoping to share in the wealth of land, work, and freedom that they felt North America held. Those who made the journey often attained those expectations, but only through an enormous amount of hard work, perseverance, and often a bout of good luck. These immigrants helped contribute to the growth of industry, commerce, and culture of both Canada and the United States. Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Bloould: Catherine Blood who settled in Maryland in 1723; James Blood settled in Lynn, Massachusetts with his brother Robert in 1623; Jeremy Blood arrived in New Orleans in 1823.