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The name Bland is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived at Bland in the West Riding of Yorkshire. However, "the adjective bland, mild, gentle is, I think or insufficient antiquity to be the etymon. The Blands of Kippax, at a very early period, resided at and gave name to Bland's Gill, co. York " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Bland Early Origins



The surname Bland was first found in at Bland or Bland's Gill in the chapel of How Gill and the parish of Sedburg in Yorkshire. One reference claims that name came from the hamlet of Blond. The earliest mention of the name was in 1132; where Richard, son of Hugh Bland of Disford was listed as benefactor relating to the Abbey of Foundations.

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Bland Spelling Variations


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Bland Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bland has been spelled many different ways, including Bland, Blands and others.

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Bland Early History


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Bland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bland research. Another 351 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1614, 1657, 1756, 1928, 1950, 1642, 1555, 1614, 1657, 1642, 1663, 1662, 1668, 1663, 1715, 1691, 1743, 1713, 1727, 1629, 1671, 1653, 1663, 1700, 1693, 1665, 1720, 1686 and 1763 are included under the topic Early Bland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bland Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include John Bland (died 12 July 1555) English Protestant clergyman and martyr, rector of Adesham, burnt at the stake; Sir Thomas Bland, 1st Baronet of Kippax Park (1614-1657); Sir Francis Bland, 2nd Baronet of Kippax Park (1642-1663); Sir Thomas Bland, 3rd Baronet of Kippax...

Another 111 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bland In Ireland


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Bland In Ireland



Some of the Bland family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 65 words (5 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Blands to arrive in North America:

Bland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Bland settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Jo Bland, aged 26, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Lake Bland, aged 20, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Edward Bland, who arrived in Virginia in 1636
  • John Bland who settled in Sudbury, Massachusetts in 1641 where he married Joanna by whom he had two daughters
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bland Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Bland, who arrived in Maryland in 1701
  • Theodorick Bland, who landed in Virginia in 1702
  • Joseph Bland, who landed in Virginia in 1702
  • E Bland, who landed in Georgia in 1735
  • William Bland, who arrived in Virginia in 1767

Bland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Bland, aged 28, landed in Maryland in 1812
  • John Bland, aged 26, landed in New York in 1812
  • Mr. Bland, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Bland Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. William Bland U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1783 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Bland Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Bland (1789-1868), English physician and surgeon, politician, farmer and inventor who was convicted of murder, killing his opponent in a duel and transported to Van Damien's Land aboard the Denmark Hill in 1814; he rose to become a strong politician, eponym of Bland County New South Wales
  • Mary Ann Bland, English convict from Northumberland, who was transported aboard the "Amphitrite" on August 21, 1833, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Amphitrite voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1833 with 99 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/amphitrite/1833
  • Thomas Bland arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Birman" in 1840 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BIRMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Birman.htm
  • Mary Ann Bland arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Birman" in 1840 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BIRMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Birman.htm
  • John Bland arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Birman" in 1840 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BIRMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Birman.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bland Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Napoleon Bland arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Eagle" in 1854
  • Jane Bland arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Eagle" in 1854
  • John Bland, aged 33, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874
  • Ann Bland, aged 22, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874
  • Alfred Bland, aged 10, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bland (post 1700)



  • Jack Bland (1899-1968), American jazz banjoist and bandleader
  • Harriet Claiborne Bland (1915-1991), American gold medalist athlete a the 1936 Summer Olympics
  • Eleanor Taylor Bland (1944-2010), African-American writer of crime fiction
  • Edward Osmund Bland (1926-2013), American composer and musical director
  • Carl Bland (b. 1961), American CFL former wide receiver who played from 1984 to 1990
  • Robert Calvin "Bobby" Bland (1930-2013), known professionally as Bobby "Blue" Bland, an American blues singer, inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1981, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, the Memphis Music Hall of Fame in 2012, and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997
  • Billy Bland (b. 1932), American R&B singer and songwriter
  • William Thomas Bland (1861-1928), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri (1919-1921)
  • Bertram C. Bland, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1952
  • C. A. Bland, American Republican politician, Chair of Anson County Republican Party, 1952
  • ... (Another 50 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Bland Historic Events


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Bland Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Lancelot John  Bland (1859-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 but later died due to injuries

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Suggested Readings for the name Bland


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Suggested Readings for the name Bland



  • A Vision of Unity: The Bland Family in England and America 1555-1900 by Charles L. Bland.

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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: Sperate et virite fortes
Motto Translation: Hope and live boldly.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Amphitrite voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1833 with 99 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/amphitrite/1833
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BIRMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Birman.htm

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  11. ...

The Bland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bland 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 27 November 2016 at 15:35.

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