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The name Blosser arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Blosser 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.

Blosser Early Origins



The surname Blosser was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat since the reign of Richard I or King John. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Blosser Spelling Variations


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Blosser Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Bloss, Blos, Blois, Bloy, Bleys, Blosse, Bloyce and many more.

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Blosser Early History


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Blosser Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blosser research. Another 313 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1135, 1154, 1205, 1219, 1327, 1497, 1634, 1600, 1686 and 1997 are included under the topic Early Blosser History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blosser Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blosser Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blosser 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



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Blosser or a variant listed above:

Blosser Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joseph Blosser, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Mosser Blosser, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • Charles H. Blosser, aged 2, who emigrated to the United States, in 1912
  • Rolland E. Blosser, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1913
  • Rolland Blosser, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blosser (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blosser (post 1700)



  • Bill Blosser, American co-founder of the Sokol Blosser Winery, Dayton, Oregon in 1971
  • Charles H. Blosser (1895-1989), American eponym of Blosser Municipal Airport in Concordia, Kansas
  • Gregory Brent Blosser (b. 1971), American former Major League Baseball player for the Boston Red Sox
  • Merrill Blosser (1892-1983), American creator of the comic strip Freckles and His Friends which ran from 1915 to 1971
  • Travis Lee Blosser, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates 43rd District, 2010
  • Louis T. Blosser, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1932
  • Jeremy Blosser, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2012
  • James R. Blosser, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1972

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Citations


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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.

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  11. ...

The Blosser Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blosser 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 29 February 2016 at 12:03.

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