Show ContentsBlunsom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Blunsom is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in Bluntisham, a parish near St. Ives, in the county of Huntingdonshire.

Early Origins of the Blunsom family

The surname Blunsom was first found in Huntingdonshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Blunsom family

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Blunsom Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Blunsom family name include Blunsum, Blunsume, Bluntisham, Bluntesham, Bluntsham, Blumsome and many more.

Early Notables of the Blunsom family (pre 1700)

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Australia Blunsom migration to Australia +

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

Blunsom Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss Catherine Blunsom, (Blunsun), (b. 1820), aged 21, English nursery maid who was convicted in Cambridgeshire, England for 7 years for stealing, transported aboard the "Emma Eugenia" on 16th November 1841, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Blunsom (post 1700) +

  • Ms. Michelle Ann Blunsom M.B.E. (b. 1979), British Chief Executive for East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to Victims and their Families in Surrey [2]

  1. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 30th March 2022). Retrieved from
  2. "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, on Facebook