Blundeville is a name that was carried to England
in the great wave of migration from Normandy
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Blundeville 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 Blundeville family
The surname Blundeville 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 Blundeville family
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Blundeville Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Blundeville include Bloomefield, Blundeville, Blomfield, Blumfield, Blundville and many more.
Early Notables of the Blundeville family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blundeville family to Ireland
Some of the Blundeville family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Blundeville family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Blundevilles to arrive on North American shores: 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.