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Blydend History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Blydend is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in the parish of Bladon, which is located near Woodstock in the county of Oxfordshire.

Early Origins of the Blydend family


The surname Blydend was first found in Somerset, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Blydend family


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Blydend 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 Blydend family name include Bladen, Bladon and others.

Early Notables of the Blydend family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Blydend family to Ireland


Some of the Blydend family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Blydend family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Blydend surname or a spelling variation of the name include : William Bladen who settled in Virginia in 1774; William Bladen who was Commissary-General of Maryland in 1718; and Thomas Bladen, Royal Governor of Maryland, 1742-1745..

The Blydend Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Toujours fidele
Motto Translation: Always faithful.


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