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Where did the Scottish Blenner family come from? What is the Scottish Blenner family crest and coat of arms? When did the Blenner family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Blenner family history?The chronicles of the Blenner family suggest that their ancestors may have been Viking settlers. Their surname comes from a place name of Norse origins, from when they lived in Cumberland, on the Borderlands between Scotland and England. As the name is made up of the elements blen, which means hill and hey which means shelter, the name was often broken up. In other words, entries were sometimes for the entire name say, Blenarhassett and other times just Hassett.
The spellings of Scottish names dating from the medieval era often bear little resemblance to those seen today. They vary enormously because scribes in that time spelled according to their ears. Some spelling variations of the name Blenner include Blennerhasset, Blennerhassett, Blenerhasset, Blenner, Hassett, Hassetts and many more.
First found in Cumberland, where their early family seats were at Blenerhasset and Flimby Hall. One of the earliest records of the name appeared on a census taken in that county during the reign of King Richard II (1367-c.1400) where Thomas Blennerhasset was found in Carlisle. Of interest is a note in the Feet of Fines that Thomas Bleverhasset was appointed rector of Hardingham, county Norfolk at the age of 11, by the Pope's dispensation. 
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blenner research. Another 73 words(5 lines of text) covering the year 1300 is included under the topic Early Blenner History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 97 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blenner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Blenner family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 161 words(12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
The farms of Scottish settlers soon dotted the east coast of the colonies that would become the nations of the United States and Canada. Many of those migrants and their children went on to play important roles in the founding the great nations of North America. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Blenner or a variant listed above, including:
Blenner Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Blenner Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fortes fortuna juvat
Motto Translation: Fortune favours the Bold.
The Blenner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blenner Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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