Blanes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancestors of the families to use the name Blanes 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.
Early Origins of the Blanes family
The surname Blanes 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.
Early History of the Blanes family
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Blanes Spelling Variations
Before the printing press and the first dictionaries appeared, names and other words were often spelled differently every time they were written. Blanes has appeared under the variations Blain, Blane, Blaine, Blaines, Blahan and others.
Early Notables of the Blanes family (pre 1700)
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In France, the name Blanes is the 9,574th most popular surname with an estimated 500 - 1,000 people with that name. 
Migration of the Blanes family to Ireland
Some of the Blanes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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 Blanes were among those contributors:
Blanes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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.