Blossom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Early Origins of the Blossom family

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

Important Dates for the Blossom family

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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.

Early Notables of the Blossom family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Blossom family to Ireland

Some of the Blossom family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Blossom migration to the United States

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 [1]
Blossom Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Blossom, who arrived in San Francisco in 1850

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 [2]
  • Dudly Stuart Blossom (1879-1938), American politician, Member of Ohio State House of Representatives [2]
  • John Blossom Cannon (1856-1941), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Suffield, 1891-92, 1919-20 [3]
  • Blossom Alexandra Liliana Tainton -Lindquist (b. 1962), Swedish singer, dancer, publisher, fitness coach and personal trainer, daughter of Graham Tainton
  • Blossom Seeley (1891-1974), born Minnie Guyer, an American Vaudeville performer
  • Blossom Dearie (1927-2009), American jazz singer and pianist best known for the song "Schoolhouse Rock!"

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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