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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.

Blainey Early Origins



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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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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Blainey Early History


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Blainey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blainey research. 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 Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blainey Early Notables (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...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blainey 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:

Blainey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

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

Blainey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Blainey, aged 51, a cook, 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)




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


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    5. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    10. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
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    The Blainey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blainey 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 23 November 2012 at 11:11.

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