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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.

Blinkhorn Early Origins



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

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Blinkhorn Spelling Variations


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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.

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Blinkhorn Early History


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Blinkhorn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blinkhorn research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1280 is included under the topic Early Blinkhorn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blinkhorn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blinkhorn Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Blinkhorn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    7. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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