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.

Important Dates for 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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Migration of the Blanes family to Ireland

Some of the Blanes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 60 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Blanes migration to the United States

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
  • Joseph Blanes, aged 38, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1841 [1]
  • Monserrate Blanes, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1879 [1]
  • Francisco Blanes, aged 21, who landed in Puerto Rica in 1879 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Blanes (post 1700)

  • Hector Gonzales Blanes, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1948, 1952 [2]
  • Camilo Blanes Cortés (1946-2019), known professionally as Camilo Sesto, was a Spanish singer


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from
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