The history of the Blowfield family name begins after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They lived in Norfolk
, where the family has a rich history dating back many years. Their name, however, derives from their previous locality of residence, Blundeville
, near Pont l'Eveque, Normandy.
Early Origins of the Blowfield family
The surname Blowfield was first found in Chshire at Beeston, a township, in the parish of Bunbury, union of Nantwich, First division of the hundred
of Eddisbury. "This place takes its name from a castle founded by Ranulph de Blundeville, about 1220, and which was made a royal garrison in the war between Henry III. and the confederate barons." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Blowfield family
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Blowfield Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. When the Normans
became the ruling people of England
in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Bloomefield, Blundeville, Blomfield, Blumfield, Blundville and many more.
Early Notables of the Blowfield family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blowfield family to Ireland
Some of the Blowfield family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 51 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Blowfield family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Blowfield Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Blowfield, aged 18, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Sultana" CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Sultana.htm