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The ancient name of Blow finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a blower, or one who plays the horn.

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The surname Blow 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.

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Blow family name include Bloor, Blore, Bloare, Bloore, Blour, Bloure and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blow research. Another 485 words (35 lines of text) covering the years 1459, 1574, 1618, 1640, 1649, 1708 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Blow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Blow surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Blow Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Blow, who arrived in Virginia in 1650

Blow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Blow, aged 37, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emigrant"
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  • John Blow (1649-1708), English composer
  • David Mervyn Blow FRS (1931-2004), British biophysicist and co-winner of the 1987 Wolf Prize in Chemistry
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Blow Historic Events



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  • Mr. Leonard Blow (b. 1922), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
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    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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    The Blow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blow 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.

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