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Multiple Origins for the Surname Blaine


Scottish


The story of the name Blaine is long and rich in history. It begins among the Boernicians of the Scottish/English Borderlands where the name was derived from the Gaelic personal name Bleen, which means yellow. It was also the name of an early Celtic saint.

Blaine Early Origins



The surname Blaine was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Blaine Spelling Variations


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Blaine Spelling Variations



Boernician names that evolved in the largely preliterate Middle Ages are often marked by considerable spelling variations. Blaine has been spelled Blain, Blane, Blaine, Blaines, Blahan and others.

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Blaine Early History


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Blaine Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blaine research. Another 184 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1561, 1660, and 1674 are included under the topic Early Blaine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blaine Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blaine Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Blaine In Ireland


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Blaine In Ireland



Some of the Blaine family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 264 words (19 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 Boernician-Scottish Clan families who came to North America were Loyalists who went north to Canada after the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border went on to found two of the world's great nations. This century, families with Scottish roots have rediscovered their heritage through highland games and clan societies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Blaine or a variant listed above:

Blaine Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Blaine who settled in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • James Blaine, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1745 [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)
  • Charles Blaine, who settled in Philadelphia in 1799

Blaine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Blaine, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [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)
  • James Blaine, who settled in Philadelphia in 1876

Blaine Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Blaine, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ranger" in 1834

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blaine (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blaine (post 1700)



  • Nell Blair Walden Blaine (1922-1996), American landscape painter and watercolorist
  • Jerry Blaine (1910-1973), early American bandleader, label owner, record distributor, and singer
  • Colonel Ephraim Blaine (1741-1804), Irish-born, American Pennsylvania settler and officer, Commissary-General for the middle district of the Continental Army under General George Washington
  • Dr. Edward Homer "Ed" Blaine (b. 1940), American former offensive guard for the Green Bay Packers and former Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center Director with the University of Missouri
  • Daniel "Dan" Blaine (1891-1958), American professional football player for the Staten Island Stapletons from 1915 until 1924
  • Vivian Blaine (1921-1995), American singer and actress, best known for originating the role of Miss Adelaide in the musical theater production Guys and Dolls (1955) and for her role in the film version with Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons and Frank Sinatra
  • John J. Blaine (1875-1934), American politician, United States Senator from Wisconsin (1927-1933) and 24th Governor of Wisconsin (1921-1927)
  • James Gillispie Blaine (1830-1893), American politician, U.S. Secretary of State (1881 and 1889-1892), great-grandson of Colonel Ephraim Blaine
  • David Blaine (b. 1973), born David Blaine White, an American illusionist and stunt performer
  • Hal Blaine (b. 1929), American drummer and session musician most known for his work with the Wrecking Crew in California and played on 6 consecutive Grammy winners, 1966-1971
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



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: Paritur pax bello
Motto Translation: Peace is obtained by war.


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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  4. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  5. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  8. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  9. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
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The Blaine Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blaine 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.

This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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