Early Origins of the Bludworth family
The surname Bludworth was first found in London 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 city.
Early History of the Bludworth family
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Bludworth Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bludworth family name include Bloodworth, Bludworth, Bluworth, Blumworth and many more.
Early Notables of the Bludworth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bludworth family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bludworth surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Jno Bloodworth, who arrived in Virginia in 1698; Timothy Bloodworth, who arrived in Virginia in 1700; and Joseph Bloodworth, who landed in Virginia in 1732..