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The Blo(o)r(e) Society

Description:

The Blo(o)r(e) Society is an association of people interested in or obsessed with the history and genealogy of the families called Blore, Bloor, Bloore and similar surnames.

The group of surnames  -  Blore, Bloor, Bloore, together with names that have other minor variation, and possibly some Blower and Blewer names  -  appear to have originated in the Midlands area of the UK, and are most probably related to a place name.

There is a Blore Heath (a 15th century battle-site) on the border of Staffordshire and Shropshire, and also a Blore Hall near the hamlet of Blore in Staffordshire, close to the Derbyshire border.

The Blo(o)r(e) Society is a One-Name Study Group, registered since 1997 as a member of The Guild of One-Name Studies.  In line with the rules of The Guild, the Society:

  • hold an Open Meeting and AGM in early November, usually in Stoke-on-Trent, and one in early May, usually somewhere with Blo(o)r(e) connection;
  • circulate newsletters including current genealogical and biographical research into the Blo(o)r(e) families with news items, letters and articles contributed by Society members;
  • promote the collection and conservation of documents, monuments and other material of special significance to the families; and
  • foster the study of the Blo(o)r(e) family history with the intention of sponsoring the publication of definitive research where appropriate.

Since the Society was formed they have built 120 separate Blo(o)r(e) family trees, and it is highly likely that any Blo(o)r(e) attending one of their meetings will find their ancestors, and possibly themselves, somewhere amongst the several thousand people that these trees include, but if not, they will just start building another tree.

For more information, please follow the link to visit their website, or use the contact details provided.

Contact Details

Address:
The Blo(o)r(e) Society
Kinsey Cottages
Kinsey Heath
AUDLEM
Cheshire
Postcode:
CW3 0DR
Name:
Dr Ian K Bloor
Telephone:
01270 811 260
Email:
enquiries@bloor.org
Website
www.bloor.org

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Page last reviewed:
07/08/2019
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