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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought many new words to England from which surnames were formed. Bluett was one of these new Norman names. It was specifically tailored to its first bearer, who was a person with blue eyes, or who often wore blue clothing. The name stems from the Old French root bleuet which means blue.

Bluett Early Origins



The surname Bluett was first found in Hampshire where they had been granted lands by King William after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Bluett Spelling Variations


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Bluett Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Blewett, Blewitt, Bluet, Bluat, Bloet, Blouet, Blewit, Blewet and many more.

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Bluett Early History


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Bluett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bluett research. Another 202 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bluett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bluett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bluett Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bluett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bluett In Ireland


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Bluett In Ireland



Some of the Bluett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bluett or a variant listed above:

Bluett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Bluett settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1864

Bluett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr Bluett landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • William Bluett landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Adam Bluett, aged 40, a locksmith, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1841
  • Catherine Bluett, aged 38, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1841
  • Thomas Bluett, aged 21, a smith, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bluett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bluett (post 1700)



  • Lennie Bluett (1919-2016), American film actor, pianist, dancer and singer
  • Rev. James Bluett, American Colonel, Command Staff Chaplain at Fort Richardson Army Base, Alaska
  • Douglas Bluett (1897-1981), English Army Major General
  • Grant Bluett, Australian orienteering competitor, gold medal winner at the World Games in 2001
  • William James Geffrard Bluett (1834-1885), New Zealand Member of Parliament in the Canterbury Region

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: In Deo omnia
Motto Translation: In God are all things.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    11. ...

    The Bluett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bluett Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 15 January 2016 at 08:17.

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