Bloute History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The surname Bloute is a Welsh name of old Celtic origin. The surname is from the well-known Welsh personal name Lloyd. The surname Bloute features the distinctive Welsh patronymic prefix "ab-" which means "son of." The original form of the name was "Ab-Lloyd," which evolved into "Ap-Llud" and then "Blud." 
Early Origins of the Bloute family
The surname Bloute was first found in Cardiganshire (Welsh: Sir Aberteifi), the former Kingdom of Ceredigion, created as a county in 1282 by Edward I, and located on the West coast of Wales, where they held a family seat from ancient times. They are descended from the Lloyds of Cardigan,_Ceredigion' target='_blank'>Cardigan Castle.
Early History of the Bloute family
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Bloute Spelling Variations
Compared to other ancient cultures found in the British Isles, the number of Welsh surnames are relatively few, but there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations. These spelling variations began almost as soon as surname usage became common. People could not specify how to spell their own names leaving the specific recording up to the individual scribe or priest. Those recorders would then spell the names as they heard them, causing many different variations. Later, many Welsh names were recorded in English. This transliteration process was extremely imprecise since the Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh used many sounds the English language was not accustomed to. Finally, some variations occurred by the individual's design: a branch loyalty within a family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The Bloute name over the years has been spelled Blood, Bloode, Blud, Bludd and others.
Early Notables of the Bloute family (pre 1700)
Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Colonel Thomas Blood (1618-1680), a "noted bravo and desperado", an Irish-born colonel best known for attempting to steal the Crown Jewels of England from the Tower of London in 1671. He died on Tuesday, 24 Aug. 1680. He was buried on the 26th, at Tothill Fields. Rumours being afloat that it had been a sham funeral, to keep the living man hidden elsewhere, his body was exhumed on the following Thursday, and identified at...
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Migration of the Bloute family to Ireland
Some of the Bloute family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Bloute family
Many people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in the 19th and 20th centuries, searching for land, work, and freedom. Like the many other immigrants from the British Isles, they made a significant contribution to the development of Canada and the United States. The Welsh and their descendents added a rich cultural tradition to the newly developed towns, cities, and villages. An investigation of the immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Bloute: Catherine Blood who settled in Maryland in 1723; James Blood settled in Lynn, Massachusetts with his brother Robert in 1623; Jeremy Blood arrived in New Orleans in 1823.
- Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)