Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Genealogy. Who are the "Blue Bloods?" #virginiapioneersnet

Who are the "Blue Bloods?"

aristocratsThe term "aristocrat" refers colloquially to persons who inherit social status whether due to membership in the official nobility or the monied upper class. During 1834 Blue blood was an English idiom noble birth or descent. The idiom originates from the ancient and medieval societies of Europe and distinguishes an upper class. Ironically, the blue blood vessels of the upper non-working class appeared through their untanned skin! Actually, according to Robert Lacey, it was the Spaniards who provided the notion that the blood of an aristocrat was not red, rather blue. Find your Ancestors in Fauquier Co. VA 

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