Blose History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Blose reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Blose family lived in Leicestershire, Suffolk, and Worcestershire. The family name, however, is not a reference to any of those locations, but to the family's residence prior to the Norman Conquest, in Blois, in the Loir-et-Cher region of France.

Early Origins of the Blose family

The surname Blose was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat since the reign of Richard I or King John. [1] However, some of the family were established at Bishop's Waltham in Southampton at early times. "Here are the remains of the once magnificent palace annexed to the see of Winchester, built in 1135 by Bishop Henry de Blois, brother of King Stephen, and greatly embellished by Wykeham. Henry II. held a great council in this palace in 1182." [2]

Important Dates for the Blose family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blose research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1135, 1154, 1205, 1219, 1327, 1497, 1634, 1600, 1686 and 1997 are included under the topic Early Blose History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Blose Spelling Variations

Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Blose family name include Bloss, Blos, Blois, Bloy, Bleys, Blosse, Bloyce and many more.

Early Notables of the Blose family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Blose family

To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Blose family to immigrate North America: Sarah Bloss who arrived in America in 1754 and Peter Bloss who arrived in Philadelphia in 1766.

Contemporary Notables of the name Blose (post 1700)

  • John H. Blose, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Ohio State Constitutional Convention from Clark County, 1873; Candidate for Ohio State House of Representatives from Clark County, 1897 [3]
  • Frank H. Blose (1860-1941), American politician, Mayor of Bloomington, Illinois, 1924-27 [3]

Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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