The Bloxham 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 Bloxham family
The surname Bloxham was first found in Oxfordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bloxham family
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Bloxham Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bloxham has been recorded under many different variations, including Blossom, Blossome, Bloxam, Bloxham, Bloxsome, Blossun, Bloyan, Bloxholmedax, Bloxen and many more.
Early Notables of the Bloxham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bloxham family to Ireland
Some of the Bloxham family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 97 words (7 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 Bloxham family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bloxham or a variant listed above:
Bloxham Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Joseph Bloxham who settled on the Potomac in 1729
Contemporary Notables of the name Bloxham (post 1700)
- William Bloxham (1835-1911), American politician, two time Florida Governor
- Tom Bloxham MBE, English award winning property developer
- Ken Bloxham (1954-2000), New Zealand rugby union footballer
- Josh Bloxham (b. 1990), New Zealand basketball player
- Jenny Bloxham, New Zealand politician, Member of the New Zealand Parliament from 1996 to 1999