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Origins Available: Irish, Welsh


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

Blanay Early Origins



The surname Blanay 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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Blanay Spelling Variations


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Blanay 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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Blanay Early History


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Blanay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blanay 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 Blanay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blanay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blanay 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 Blanay 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 or some of its variants were: Charles Blaney, who settled in New York in 1807; John Blayney, who arrived in Washington Co., PA in 1808; Elinor Blany, who arrived in New York in 1811.

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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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Blanay Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    2. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    4. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Blanay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blanay 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 30 April 2008 at 11:28.

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