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Blanfart History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Blanfart is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the region of Blandford. Further research revealed that the name is derived from ford where gudgeons abound around the county of Dorset.

Early Origins of the Blanfart family


The surname Blanfart was first found in Dorset where they have held a family seat from very ancient times before the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Blanfart family


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Blanfart 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. Blanfart has been spelled many different ways, including Blandford, Blandeford, Blanford and others.

Early Notables of the Blanfart family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Blanfart family to the New World and Oceana


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 Blanfarts to arrive in North America: Alexander Blandford settled in New England in 1699; John Blandford settled in Jamaica in 1684; John Blandford settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1620..

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