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The name Blore comes from one of the family having worked as a blower, or one who plays the horn.

Blore Early Origins



The surname Blore 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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Blore Spelling Variations


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Blore Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Blore have been found, including: Bloor, Blore, Bloare, Bloore, Blour, Bloure and others.

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Blore Early History


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Blore Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blore 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 Blore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blore Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blore Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Blore, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Blore Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Blore settled in Virginia in 1610
  • John Blore, who landed in Virginia in 1610
  • Francis Blore, who landed in Virginia in 1620
  • Francis Blore settled in Virginia in 1624
  • William Blore settled in Virginia in 1636
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Blore Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Fred. Blore, aged 27, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Chatham"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blore (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blore (post 1700)



  • Gary T. Blore, American Rear Admiral of the United States Coast Guard, Commander of the Thirteenth Coast Guard District
  • Edward William Blore (1828-1885), English amateur cricketer
  • Eric Blore (1887-1959), English actor
  • Edward Blore (1787-1879), English artist and architect
  • Hannah Blore, Welsh professional sailor

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Blore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blore 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 1 August 2016 at 20:12.

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