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Blanchfield Early Origins



The surname Blanchfield was first found in Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in Devon.

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Blanchfield Spelling Variations


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Blanchfield Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Blanchfield family name include Blanchfield, Blanchfeild, Blankfield, Blanckfield, Blanchville and many more.

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Blanchfield Early History


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Blanchfield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blanchfield research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1538, 1172 and 1620 are included under the topic Early Blanchfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blanchfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blanchfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Blanchfield In Ireland


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Blanchfield In Ireland



Some of the Blanchfield family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 131 words (9 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Blanchfield surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Blanchfield Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Blanchfield, a bonded emigrant, who arrived in America in 1769

Blanchfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Oliver Blanchfield, who arrived in America in 1810
  • Stephen Blanchfield, who landed in New York, NY in 1815
  • Stephen Blanchfield, who arrived in New York city in 1815
  • Thomas Blanchfield, who came to Philadelphia in 1834
  • Thomas Blanchfield, aged 28, arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Blanchfield Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Blanchfield, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Wanderer"
  • William Blanchfield, aged 22, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Wanderer" in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blanchfield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blanchfield (post 1700)



  • Michael Blanchfield (1950-1969), American soldier awarded the Medal of Honor for combat actions during the Vietnam War
  • Florence Aby Blanchfield (1882-1971), American Army Nurse Corps, and the first woman to be commissioned in the regular army of the USA
  • Peter Blanchfield, Irish sportsperson
  • Patrick Blanchfield MBE (1911-1980), Labour Member of the Parliament of New Zealand for Westland and the West Coast (1972-1978)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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    The Blanchfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blanchfield 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 28 December 2015 at 11:04.

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