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
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bloxam family
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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
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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
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