The Blankenfeld surname is derived from the words "blanken," and "feld," literally, "the white or bare field," and probably denoting an area recently cleared of trees or undergrowth. There is a place named Blankenfelde-Mahlow, near Berlin, in Brandenburg.
Early Origins of the Blankenfeld family
The surname Blankenfeld was first found in Lower Saxony
, where a Jordanus de Blankenburg was recorded as canon of Hildesheim in 1255.
Early History of the Blankenfeld family
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Blankenfeld Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Blankenfeld, Blankenfeldt, Blandkenberg and many more.
Early Notables of the Blankenfeld family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blankenfeld family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ed and Emilie Blankenfeld, who arrived in Texas in 1853; and David Blankenfels, who arrived in New York, NY in 1866.
Contemporary Notables of the name Blankenfeld (post 1700)
- Buddy Blankenfeld, American television news broadcaster