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The ancestors of the families to use the name Blane lived among the Boernicians of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The name comes from the Gaelic personal name Bleen, which means yellow. It was also the name of an early Celtic saint.

Blane Early Origins



The surname Blane was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Blane Spelling Variations


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Blane Spelling Variations



Before the printing press and the first dictionaries appeared, names and other words were often spelled differently every time they were written. Blane has appeared under the variations Blain, Blane, Blaine, Blaines, Blahan and others.

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Blane Early History


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Blane Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blane research. Another 184 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1561, 1660, and 1674 are included under the topic Early Blane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blane Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blane Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Blane In Ireland


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Blane In Ireland



Some of the Blane family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 264 words (19 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



The Scots who crossed the Atlantic were often on the run from poverty as well as persecution. They brought little with them, and often had nothing of their home country to hand down to their children. In the 20th century, Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations have helped the ancestors of Boernician Scots to recover their lost national legacy. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Blane were among those contributors: James Blaine who settled in Pennsylvania in 1740; Eliza Blain who settled in New York in 1774; Peter Blain settled in Philadelphia in 1805; John Blain settled in New Orleans in 1820.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blane (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blane (post 1700)



  • John Propst Blane (b. 1929), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda, 1982-85; Chad, 1985-88
  • John Blane, American politician, Member of New Jersey State Senate from Hunterdon County, 1862-64
  • John Blane, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hunterdon County, 1835-36
  • Frank E. Blane, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 20th District, 1918
  • Sir Gilbert Blane (1749-1834), Scottish physician

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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: Paritur pax bello
Motto Translation: Peace is obtained by war.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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    The Blane Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blane 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 1 December 2015 at 13:09.

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