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Early Origins of the Blythman family

The surname Blythman was first found in Yorkshire 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 12th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Blythman family

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Blythman 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 Blythman 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 Blythman include: Blithman, Blythman, Blytheman, Blitheman and others.

Early Notables of the Blythman family (pre 1700)

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United States Blythman migration to the United States +

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 Blythman or a variant listed above:

Blythman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Frank Myhrr Blythman, aged 43, who immigrated to the United States and settled at Cleveland, U.S.A., in 1919

Contemporary Notables of the name Blythman (post 1700) +

  • Craig Blythman (b. 1970), Australian male weightlifter, competing in the 77 KG category at the 1999 World Weightlifting Championships
  • Joanna Blythman, British nonfiction writer, investigative food journalist, and broadcaster on Facebook