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The Anglo-Saxon name Blowers comes from when its first bearer worked as a blower, or one who plays the horn.

Blowers Early Origins



The surname Blowers 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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Blowers Spelling Variations


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Blowers Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Blowers include Bloor, Blore, Bloare, Bloore, Blour, Bloure and others.

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Blowers Early History


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Blowers Early History



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

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Blowers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blowers Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blowers 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Blowers or a variant listed above:

Blowers Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Blowers, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1654

Blowers Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Brantonsky Blowers, aged 37, who landed in America from Ipswich, England, in 1907
  • Charlotte Blowers, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Martins, England, in 1914
  • Hilda Constance Blowers, aged 25, who landed in America from London, England, in 1915
  • Sydney H Blowers, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1921
  • Thomas Blowers, aged 43, who emigrated to the United States, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Blowers Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Blowers, aged 27, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Star Queen"

Blowers Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Phillip Blowers, aged 20, a mason, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • Freeman Blowers, aged 18, a mason, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blowers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blowers (post 1700)



  • Sampson Salter Blowers (1742-1842), American lawyer and jurist, Chief Justice of Nova Scotia (1797 to 1832)
  • John G. Blowers Jr (1911-2006), American drummer of the swing era who performed with Louis Armstrong, Perry Como, Bing Crosby and many more
  • Michael Roy Blowers (b. 1965), German-born, American former Major League Baseball third baseman
  • Sean Blowers (b. 1961), British actor, best known for playing John Hallam in London's Burning (1988 to 1996)
  • Andrew Francis Blowers (b. 1975), New Zealand rugby union player

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. 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.
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    The Blowers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blowers 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 20 June 2015 at 19:57.

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