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Blanton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Blanton family


The surname Blanton was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held lands.

Early History of the Blanton family


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Blanton Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Blanton family name include Blanton, Blantone, Blantow, Blantoe and others.

Early Notables of the Blanton family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Blanton family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Blanton surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Blanton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Blanton who arrived in Boston in 1620
  • William Blanton, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1643 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Blanton, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Blanton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lemuel Blanton who settled in Texas in 1837
  • Charles Blanton, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1868
  • Charles Blanton, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Blanton who settled in Ohio in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Blanton (post 1700)


  • Thomas Lindsay Blanton (1872-1957), United States congressman
  • Jimmie Blanton (1918-1942), influential American jazz double bassist
  • Richard E. Blanton (b. 1943), American anthropologist, archaeologist, and academic
  • Leonard Ray Blanton (1930-1996), American politician, 44th Governor of Tennessee from 1975 to 1979
  • Eleanor C. Blanton, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 2000 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Dewey Boyce Blanton (1908-1972), American politician, Member of South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1951-56, 1957-58 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Carlos Blanton, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 2000 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • C. L. Blanton Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1956 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Blair Blanton, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1924 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Bill Blanton (b. 1922), American politician, Member of South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1957-58 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Blanton family



USS Arizona

  • Mr. Atticus Lee Blanton, American Shipfitter Third Class from Florida, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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