The name Blydyn is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It comes from when a family lived in the parish of Bladon, which is located near Woodstock in the county of Oxfordshire.
Early Origins of the Blydyn family
The surname Blydyn was first found in Somerset
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Blydyn family
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Blydyn Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Blydyn were recorded, including Bladen, Bladon and others.
Early Notables of the Blydyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blydyn family to Ireland
Some of the Blydyn family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Blydyn family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Blydyn family emigrate to 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 Blydyn 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.