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The Anglo-Saxon name Blanding comes from when the family resided 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.


Blanding Early Origins



The surname Blanding 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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Blanding Spelling Variations


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Blanding Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, 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. Blanding has been recorded under many different variations, including Bland, Blands and others.

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Blanding Early History


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Blanding Early History



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

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Blanding Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blanding 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 Blanding Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blanding In Ireland


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Blanding In Ireland



Some of the Blanding 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


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The Great Migration



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 Blanding or a variant listed above:

Blanding Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Blanding, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855

Blanding Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Percy Howard Blanding, who emigrated to America, in 1903
  • R. W. Blanding, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Susan Teois Blanding, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Lloyd F. Blanding, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Howard Blanding, aged 28, who settled in America, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blanding (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blanding (post 1700)



  • Albert Hazen Blanding (1876-1970), United States Army soldier, recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal
  • Frederick "Fritz" James Blanding (1886-1950), American right-handed pitcher with the Cleveland Naps (1910 to 1914)
  • Sarah Gibson Blanding (1898-1985), American educator and academic administrator, Vassar College's sixth president (1946 to 1964), its first female president
  • Donald Benson "Don" Blanding (1894-1957), American poet
  • Sharif Karim Fajardo Blanding (b. 1976), American-born, Puerto Rican professional basketball player
  • William Blanding, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, 1856-57
  • Virgil M. Blanding, American politician, Mayor of Rock Island, Illinois, 1887-89
  • Lowrie C. Blanding, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1920
  • Daniel S. Blanding Jr., American politician, American Independent Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 99th District, 1972; American Independent Candidate for Michigan State Senate 31st District, 1974

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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.

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  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. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Blanding Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blanding 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.

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