Early Origins of the Blotter family
The surname Blotter was first found in Surrey
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.
Early History of the Blotter family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blotter research.Another 407 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1046, 1147, 1397, 1430, 1433, 1561, 1455, 1487, 1604, 1618, 1660, 1682, 1655, 1621 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Blotter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Blotter Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Blotter are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Blotter include: Bludder, Bloodder, Blutter, Bluther, Bloother, Blootter, Blotter, Bludworth, Bloodworth and many more.
Early Notables of the Blotter family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blotter family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Blotter or a variant listed above:
Blotter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Andreas Blotter, who arrived in Carolina in 1743 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)