The name Bloure finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons
. It was given to one who worked as a blower
, or one who plays the horn.
Early Origins of the Bloure family
The surname Bloure was first found in Staffordshire
at Blore Heath, a sparsely populated area of farmland best known as the site of the first major battle in the English Wars of the Roses fought on 23 September 1459.
Early History of the Bloure family
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Bloure Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bloure has been recorded under many different variations, including Bloor, Blore, Bloare, Bloore, Blour, Bloure and others.
Early Notables of the Bloure family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bloure family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bloure or a variant listed above: the farmer of the name Bloor who settled in York in Upper Canada, from him came the name Bloor Street, one of the longest and most important streets in Toronto. This caused almost a chain reaction of streets in other cities of Canada to be also named Bloor. James Bloor landed in America in 1762.