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"BLYTH, BLVTHE. Of territorial origin from the old barony of the same name in the lordship of Lauderdale. The place name still exists as that of an extensive farm. William de Blyth, persone of Chirnesyde, Berwickshire, rendered homage in 1296 (Bain, n, p. 207), and in 1302 the seal of Adam de Blyth was appended to an account of goods purchased at Perth (ibid., n, p. 354). James Blyth was burgess of Dundy (Dundee) in 1485 (RHM., I, p. 142), and William Blitht was admitted burgess of Aberdeen in 1488 (NSCM., i, p. 34). Andrew Blyt was admitted burgess, 1524 (ibid., p. 48). Richard Blyth represented Dundee in Parliament in 1587, Cuthbert Blyth was burgess of Edinburgh in 1563 (Laing, 757), Robert Blyth was retoured heir in land of Brounslope, Berwickshire, in 1646 (Retovrs, Berwickshire, 262), and Archibald Blyth appears as Baxter in Dysart in 1691 (Dysart, p. 54). Blyth was a common name among the Border Gypsies, a late "Queen" being Esther Faa Blyth (d. 12th July, 1883). Blaith and Blith 1684. Other old forms of the name are Blytht and Blyithe. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Wikipedia Edward Blyth (23 December 1810 ? 27 December 1873) was an English zoologist and pharmacist.
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Wikipedia Sir Charles Blyth, CBE, BEM (born 14 May 1940), known as Chay Blyth, is a Scottish yachtsman and rower.
Wikipedia Ann Marie Blyth (born August 16, 1928) is an American actress and singer, often cast in Hollywood musicals, but also successful in dramatic roles.
Wikipedia William Naismith "Billy" Blyth (17 June 1895 ? 1 July 1968) was a Scottish footballer.
Wikipedia Sir Arthur Blyth KCMG (19 March 1823 ? 15 February 1890) was premier of South Australia three times; 1864-1865, 1871-1872 and 1873-1875.
Wikipedia Robert Blyth (1870?1941) was the manager for the football club Portsmouth F.
Wikipedia Melvin Bernard "Mel" Blyth (born Norwich, England on 28 July 1944) is a former footballer, who played for several clubs, including Southampton with whom he won the FA Cup in 1976.
Wikipedia John Blyth (or John Blythe) was a medieval Bishop of Salisbury.
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Wikipedia Anna Blyth (born 15 May 1988) is an English racing cyclist from Leeds.
Wikipedia Leonard 'Len' Blyth (20 November 1920 ? 24 June 1995) was a Welsh international rugby union flanker who played club rugby for Swansea.
Wikipedia James Banes Blyth (born 9 August, 1911 in Gorebridge?died 1979) was a professional footballer who played for Newton Grange, Arniston Rangers, Tottenham Hotspur, Hull City, Heart of Midlothian, Falkirk and St Johnstone.
Wikipedia Professor James Blyth (4 April 1839, Marykirk, Kincardineshire ? 15 May 1906, Glasgow), was a Scottish electrical engineer and academic at Anderson's College, now the University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow.