Early Origins of the Blanckfield 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 Blanckfield family
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Blanckfield Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Blanckfield has been recorded under many different variations, including Blanchfield, Blanchfeild, Blankfield, Blanckfield, Blanchville and many more.
Early Notables of the Blanckfield family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blanckfield family to Ireland
Some of the Blanckfield family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Blanckfield family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Blanckfield or a variant listed above: 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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