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Bloxam History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Bloxam surname is derived from a place name, such as Bloxham in Oxfordshire and Bloxholm in Lincolnshire, both of which are recorded in Domesday Book.


Early Origins of the Bloxam family


The surname Bloxam was first found in Oxfordshire, at Bloxham, a parish, in the union of Banbury, hundred of Bloxham. Bloxham or Bloxholme is also a parish, in the union of Sleaford, wapentake of Flaxwell, parts of Kesteven in Lincolnshire. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Of the former, the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 attest the origin there: William de Blocesham, Oxfordshire; Alexander de Bloxam, Oxfordshire; Alan de Bloxham, Oxfordshire; and Geoffrey de Bloxham, Oxfordshire. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

As far as the Lincolnshire records are concerned, the Placita de Quo Warranto, temp. Edward I-III listed the following "20 Edward I" (during the twentieth year of King Edward I's reign): Alexander de Bloxham, Lincolnshire; Geoffrey de Bloxholme, Lincolnshire; and Matilda de Bloxholme, Lincolnshire. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Another early record of the family was John Bloxham (d. 1334), a Carmelite, educated at Oxford. "He entered the Carmelite community at Chester, and finally rose to be provincial of the order in England. He was in high favour with Edward II and Edward III, by both of whom he was employed in important missions in Scotland and Ireland. He was energetic in promoting the interests of his order and in reforming abuses, which he found during his tours of inspection, both in Scotland and Ireland, as well as in England. He died at Oxford about the year 1334, and was buried there. " [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print


Early History of the Bloxam family


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Another 118 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1621, 1712, 1725, 1779, 1387 and 1375 are included under the topic Early Bloxam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bloxam Spelling Variations


Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Bloxam has undergone many spelling variations, including Blossom, Blossome, Bloxam, Bloxham, Bloxsome, Blossun, Bloyan, Bloxholmedax, Bloxen and many more.

Early Notables of the Bloxam family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bloxam family to Ireland


Some of the Bloxam family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bloxam family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bloxam were among those contributors:

Bloxam Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nicholas Bloxam, who settled in Barbados in 1635

Bloxam Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Bloxam, who settled in New England in 1742

Bloxam Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mr. John William Bloxam (b. 1806), aged 28, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 28th June 1831, sentenced for 7 years for stealing 5 pieces of bacon from William Searle, transported aboard the ship "Isabella" on 22nd November 1831 to New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf

Bloxam Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Charles R. Bloxam, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Kenilworth" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 2nd May 1857 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mr. Bloxam, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Epsom" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 10th August 1863 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html

Contemporary Notables of the name Bloxam (post 1700)


  • John Rouse Bloxam (1807-1891), English academic and clergyman
  • Andrew Bloxam (1801-1878), English clergyman and naturalist
  • John Francis Bloxam (1873-1928), English author and churchman
  • Matthew Holbeche Bloxam (1805-1888), English antiquary and writer, authority on English architecture

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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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