When the ancestors of the Blundvile family emigrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They 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 Blundvile family
The surname Blundvile 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 Blundvile family
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Blundvile Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Blundvile has been recorded under many different variations, including Bloomefield, Blundeville, Blomfield, Blumfield, Blundville and many more.
Early Notables of the Blundvile family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blundvile family to Ireland
Some of the Blundvile family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Blundvile family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England
, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Blundviles were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: 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.