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|Did you know that in the 1881 UK census there were 4721 people with the Blyth surname? In that year Blyth was ranked number 894 for popularity in the UK.|
"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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|Edward Blyth||Edward Blyth (23 December 1810 ? 27 December 1873) was an English zoologist and pharmacist.|
|Reginald Horace Blyth||Reginald Horace Blyth (3 December 1898 ? 28 October 1964) was an English author and devotee of Japanese culture.|
|Chay Blyth||Sir Charles Blyth, CBE, BEM (born 14 May 1940), known as Chay Blyth, is a Scottish yachtsman and rower.|
|Ann Blyth||Ann Marie Blyth (born August 16, 1928) is an American actress and singer, often cast in Hollywood musicals, but also successful in dramatic roles.|
|Billy Blyth||William Naismith "Billy" Blyth (17 June 1895 ? 1 July 1968) was a Scottish footballer.|
|Arthur Blyth||Sir Arthur Blyth KCMG (19 March 1823 ? 15 February 1890) was premier of South Australia three times; 1864-1865, 1871-1872 and 1873-1875.|
|Bob Blyth||Robert Blyth (1870?1941) was the manager for the football club Portsmouth F.|
|Mel Blyth||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.|
|John Blyth||John Blyth (or John Blythe) was a medieval Bishop of Salisbury.|
|Robert Blyth||Robert Roberts Taylor Blyth (2 June 1900 ? 1956) was a Scottish professional footballer in the 1920s.|
|Benjamin Blyth||Benjamin Hall Blyth (14 July 1819 ? 21 August 1866) was a Scottish civil engineer.|
|Anna Blyth||Anna Blyth (born 15 May 1988) is an English racing cyclist from Leeds.|
|Len Blyth||Leonard 'Len' Blyth (20 November 1920 ? 24 June 1995) was a Welsh international rugby union flanker who played club rugby for Swansea.|
|Jim Blyth||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.|
|James Blyth||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.|