The English surname Blount is a nickname for someone with fair hair or a light complexion, from the Anglo-Norman French word blunt ‘blond’ (Old French blund, blond, of Germanic origin). The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Rodbertus Blundus, which was dated 1086, in the Domesday Book. Recordings from English Church Registers include: the marriage of Anne Blount and John Kyrckham at Aspeden, Hertfordshire, in 1561, and the christening of Frederick Blount on August 16th 1807, in London. A noted besrer of the name was Bessie Blount, mistress of Henry VIII of England and mother of his only illegitemite son, Henry FitzRoy, the 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset.
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