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Blundon Early Origins



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.

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Blundon Spelling Variations


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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.

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Blundon Early History


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Blundon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blundon research. Another 259 words (18 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.

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Blundon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blundon Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Blundon In Ireland


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Blundon In Ireland



Some of the Blundon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 225 words (16 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



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blundon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blundon (post 1700)



  • J. Paul Blundon, American Republican politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1940

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Blundon Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Blundon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blundon 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 11 October 2011 at 10:42.

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