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Early Origins of the Blunsden family

The surname Blunsden was first found in Suffolk at Blundeston, a parish, in the incorporation and hundred of Mutford and Lothingland. [1] Blundsdon St Andrew and Broad Blunsdon in Wiltshire are related to the family too as the Domesday Book records these parishes as Bluntesdone at that time. [2] Bluntesdon Synt Andrew was recorded in 1281 while Bradebluntesdon was recorded in 1234. [3]

The first record for the family was Brian de Bluntesdon was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls for Wiltshire in 1255. Later, Robert de Blundeston was listed in the Subsidy Rolls for Suffolk in 1327. [4]

A very rare name, we must move forward hundreds of years to find the next entry, that of Nicholas Bunteston in the Feet of Fines for Huntingdonshire in 1593. [4]

Early History of the Blunsden family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blunsden research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1510, 1600, 1082, 1400, 1555, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Blunsden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Blunsden Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Blunsden has undergone many spelling variations, including Blondeston, Blundeston, Blondston, Blundston, Blundeson, Blondeson, Blundesvill, Blondesville, Blunville, Blondville, Blundsden, Blunderon, Blunderston, Blondsden, Blunsdon, Blonsden, Blundstone, Blunsden, Blunsen, Blonsen, Blunson, Blonson, Blandeston, Blandestone, Blanderston, Blandson, Blanson and many more.

Early Notables of the Blunsden family (pre 1700)

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Australia Blunsden migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Blunsden Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Richard Blunsden, British convict who was convicted in Berkshire, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Asia" on 29th September 1831, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]
  • John Blunsden, aged 19, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland"

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  5. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 12th January 2020). Retrieved from on Facebook