Early Origins of the Blanckfeld family
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.
Early History of the Blanckfeld family
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Blanckfeld Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Blanckfeld family name include Blanchfield, Blanchfeild, Blankfield, Blanckfield, Blanchville and many more.
Early Notables of the Blanckfeld family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blanckfeld family to Ireland
Some of the Blanckfeld family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Blanckfeld family to the New World and Oceana
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 Blanckfeld surname or a spelling variation of the name include: John Blanchfield, a bonded emigrant, who arrived in America in 1769; Stephen Blanchfield, who arrived in New York city in 1815; Thomas Blanchfield, who came to Philadelphia in 1834.
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