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Origins Available: Irish, Welsh


While Blainey has long been known as an Irish name, the origins of the ancient name Blainey belong to that rich Celtic tradition that comes from Wales. This surname was derived from the Welsh personal name Blethyn.

Early Origins of the Blainey family


The surname Blainey was first found in Worcestershire, but moved to Ireland in the 1500's. Today a small village named Blaney (from the Irish: Bléinigh meaning "creeks") lies in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Locals claim the area takes its name from the Irish word "Bléan" which also means a "creek."

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Early History of the Blainey family

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Early History of the Blainey family


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Another 329 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1570, 1573, 1602, 1603, 1604, 1629, 1646, 1689, 1802, and 1874 are included under the topic Early Blainey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blainey Spelling Variations

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Blainey Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Blayney, Blainey, Blaney, Blany, Blaney, Blainay, Blanay, Blaynay, Bleiney and many more.

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Early Notables of the Blainey family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Blainey family (pre 1700)


Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Sir Edward Blayney, also Blainey or Blaney (1570-1629?), Welsh soldier in Ireland who became Baron Blayney of Monaghan. For his bravery, Edward was knighted at Dublin Castle in 1603...
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Migration of the Blainey family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Blainey family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Blainey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Blainey, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1818 [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)
  • Henry Blainey, who landed in America in 1825 [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)

Blainey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Blainey, aged 51, a cook, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blainey (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blainey (post 1700)


  • Geoffrey Norman Blainey OC (b. 1930), Australian social historian [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Geoffrey Blainey. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Geoffrey Blainey. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffrey_Blainey

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The Blainey Motto

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The Blainey 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: Integra mens augustissima possessio
Motto Translation: An honest mind is the most glorious possession


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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)
  2. ^ Geoffrey Blainey. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Geoffrey Blainey. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffrey_Blainey

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