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Blinkhorn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Blinkhorn comes from a place name. The roots of this Scottish place name; however date back to the great movement of the Norse Vikings. The ancestors of the Blinkhorn family lived in Blencarne, in the parish of Kirkland, in the county of Cumberland.

Early Origins of the Blinkhorn family


The surname Blinkhorn was first found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Blinkhorn family


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Blinkhorn Spelling Variations


Spelling and translation were quite undeveloped in the Middle Ages. Consequently, the spelling of Scottish names was an inconsistent practice, usually governed by the unique ear of the scribe recording the name. Over the years, Blinkhorn was spelled Blenkhorn, Blinckharne, Blencarne, Blincarne, Blankhorne, Blinkarne, Blenken, Blinkhorn and many more.

Early Notables of the Blinkhorn family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Blinkhorn family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Blinkhorn Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • William Blinkhorn, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1774 with his wife Anne, sons, William and John, Daughters Ann and Eleanor

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