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The name Blower is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a blower, or one who plays the horn.

Blower Early Origins



The surname Blower 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.

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Blower Spelling Variations


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Blower 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 Blower 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. The variations of the name Blower include Bloor, Blore, Bloare, Bloore, Blour, Bloure and others.

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Blower Early History


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Blower Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blower 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 Blower History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blower Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blower Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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 Blower or a variant listed above:

Blower Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Cody Blower, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • Tho Blower, aged 50, landed in New England in 1635
  • Geo Blower, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • John Blower, who arrived in Maryland in 1666

Blower Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Blower, who landed in America in 1760

Blower Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Katharina Blower, who landed in Brazil in 1834
  • Maria Eva Blower, who arrived in America in 1852
  • C H Blower, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1860
  • Joseph Blower, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blower (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blower (post 1700)



  • Christine Blower (b. 1951), English trade unionist, eleventh General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers
  • Tom Blower (1914-1955), British swimmer who became the first swim the North Channel between Ireland and Scotland

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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    The Blower Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blower 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.

    This page was last modified on 11 September 2013 at 10:41.

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