Early Origins of the Bluddworth family
The surname Bluddworth was first found in Surrey
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.
Early History of the Bluddworth family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bluddworth research.Another 407 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1046, 1147, 1397, 1430, 1433, 1561, 1455, 1487, 1604, 1618, 1660, 1682, 1655, 1621 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Bluddworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bluddworth Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bluddworth include Bludder, Bloodder, Blutter, Bluther, Bloother, Blootter, Blotter, Bludworth, Bloodworth and many more.
Early Notables of the Bluddworth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bluddworth family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bluddworth or a variant listed above: Laurenz Blatter, who arrived in Carolina in 1738; Barbara Blatter, who landed in Carolina in 1743; Nicholas Blatter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765.