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The name Blossom is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a for a person who was lovely and full of promise. This surname was originally derived from the Old English word Blostma, which was used in the 15th century to describe a graceful and self-assured person.

Blossom Early Origins



The surname Blossom was first found in Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Blossom Spelling Variations


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Blossom Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Blossom has undergone many spelling variations, including Blossom, Blossome, Bloxam, Bloxham, Bloxsome, Blossun, Bloyan, Bloxholmedax, Bloxen and many more.

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Blossom Early History


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Blossom Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blossom research. Another 291 words (21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blossom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blossom Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blossom Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Blossom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blossom In Ireland


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Blossom In Ireland



Some of the Blossom family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Blossom were among those contributors:

Blossom Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas and Anne Blossom, who arrived at Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1629 on the second voyage of the Mayflower
  • Thomas Blossom, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1629

Blossom Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Blossom, who arrived in San Francisco in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blossom (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blossom (post 1700)



  • Henry Martyn Blossom (1866-1919), American lyricist, best known for his work on several Victor Herbert musicals, including The Yankee Consul (1904) and Mlle. Modiste (1905)
  • Beverly Schmidt Blossom (b. 1926), American modern dancer, choreographer and teacher, widow of Roberts Blossom
  • Roberts Blossom (1924-2011), American three-time Obie Award winning theatre, film and television actor, best known for his role as Old Man Marley in Home Alone (1990)
  • Thomas Blossom, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Buffalo, New York, 1869-71
  • Dudly Stuart Blossom (1879-1938), American politician, Member of Ohio State House of Representatives

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Blossom Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blossom 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 19 November 2015 at 10:46.

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