Early Origins of the Bluworth family
The surname Bluworth was first found in London 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 city.
Early History of the Bluworth family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bluworth research.Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1666, 1660, 1682, 1455, 1487, 1620, 1682, 1665 and 1666 are included under the topic Early Bluworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bluworth Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Bluworth are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Bluworth include: Bloodworth, Bludworth, Bluworth, Blumworth and many more.
Early Notables of the Bluworth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bluworth family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bluworth or a variant listed above: Jno Bloodworth, who arrived in Virginia in 1698; Timothy Bloodworth, who arrived in Virginia in 1700; and Joseph Bloodworth, who landed in Virginia in 1732..