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Blowe Early Origins



The surname Blowe was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Bloyon. Cornwall was a land set apart, a land of mystique and quaint customs, more strongly related to Brittany and Wales than to England. It was not until the 10th century that they submitted to the Saxon rule of England. Since then, their influence has moved east into Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

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Blowe Spelling Variations


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Blowe Spelling Variations



Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Bloyon, Bloin, Bloyan, Bloyne, Blowe, Bloyhaw and many more.

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Blowe Early History


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Blowe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blowe research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 132 and 1327 are included under the topic Early Blowe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blowe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blowe Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Blowe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



An investigation of the immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Blowe: Bozidar Blayan, aged 30, who arrived at Ellis Island in 1909; and Pierre Blayan, aged 26, who arrived at Ellis Island from St. Godin, in 1904.

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