Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Blydint is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the parish of Bladon, which is located near Woodstock in the county of Oxfordshire.
Early Origins of the Blydint family
The surname Blydint was first found in Somerset
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Blydint family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blydint research.Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1698, 1780, 1742 and 1747 are included under the topic Early Blydint History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Blydint Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Blydint has been spelled many different ways, including Bladen, Bladon and others.
Early Notables of the Blydint family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blydint family to Ireland
Some of the Blydint family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 83 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Blydint family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Blydints to arrive in North America: 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 Blydint 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.