The surname Bludd is a Welsh
name of old Celtic origin. The surname is from the well-known Welsh personal name
Lloyd. The surname Bludd features the distinctive Welsh patronymic
prefix "ab-" which means "son of." The original form of the name was "Ab-Lloyd," which evolved into "Ap-Llud" and then "Blud." 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)
Early Origins of the Bludd family
The surname Bludd was first found in Cardiganshire
(Welsh: Sir Aberteifi), the former Kingdom of Ceredigion, created as a county in 1282 by Edward I
, and located on the West coast of Wales
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times. They are descended from the Lloyds of Cardigan
Early History of the Bludd family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bludd research.Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1595, 1618, 1680 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Bludd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bludd Spelling Variations
Compared to other ancient cultures found in the British Isles, the number of Welsh
surnames are relatively few, but there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations
. These spelling variations
began almost as soon as surname usage became common. People could not specify how to spell their own names leaving the specific recording up to the individual scribe or priest. Those recorders would then spell the names as they heard them, causing many different variations. Later, many Welsh
names were recorded in English. This transliteration process was extremely imprecise since the Brythonic Celtic
language of the Welsh
used many sounds the English language was not accustomed to. Finally, some variations occurred by the individual's design: a branch loyalty within a family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The Bludd name over the years has been spelled Blood, Bloode, Blud, Bludd and others.
Early Notables of the Bludd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bludd family to Ireland
Some of the Bludd family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 275 words (20 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 Bludd family to the New World and Oceana
joined the great migrations to North America in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Like their Scottish and Irish neighbors, many Welsh
families left their homeland hoping to find hope and prosperity in a land that the English did not exercise a tight rule over. Those Welsh
immigrants that successfully traveled to North America went on to make significant contributions to the rapid development of both Canada and the United States in terms of the settling of land and the establishment of industry. They also added to the rich cultural heritage of both countries. An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Bludd:
Bludd Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Richard Bludd, who arrived in America in 1800