The name Blundevile was brought to England
in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Blundevile family lived in Norfolk
, where the family has a rich history dating back many years. Their name, however, derives from their previous locality of residence, Blundeville
, near Pont l'Eveque, Normandy.
Early Origins of the Blundevile family
The surname Blundevile was first found in Chshire at Beeston, a township, in the parish of Bunbury, union of Nantwich, First division of the hundred
of Eddisbury. "This place takes its name from a castle founded by Ranulph de Blundeville, about 1220, and which was made a royal garrison in the war between Henry III. and the confederate barons." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Blundevile family
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Blundevile Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Blundevile have been found, including Bloomefield, Blundeville, Blomfield, Blumfield, Blundville and many more.
Early Notables of the Blundevile family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blundevile family to Ireland
Some of the Blundevile family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Blundevile family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Blundevile were among those contributors: James Bloomfield who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1620; Sarah Bloomfield settled in New England
in 1634; Noah Bloomfield settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1796.