Blundon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Blundon family
The surname Blundon was first found in Shropshire 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 shire.
Early History of the Blundon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blundon research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Blundon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Blundon Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Blundon have been found, including Blunden, Blundin, Blundon, Blonden, Blondin and many more.
Early Notables of the Blundon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blundon family to Ireland
Some of the Blundon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 118 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Blundon family
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Blundon, or a variant listed above: Eliza Blunden, who landed in Virginia in 1705; John Blunden, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pa in 1823; Edward Blunden, aged 28, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1838.
Contemporary Notables of the name Blundon (post 1700) +
- Jay Blundon, American researcher at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
- Major Edgar B. Blundon, American Civil War veteran, eponym of Blundon, West Virginia
- J. Paul Blundon, American Republican politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1940 
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