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The roots of the Blankenhorn surname reach back to the language of the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of Scotland in the Medieval era. The Blankenhorn surname comes from someone having lived in Blencarne, in the parish of Kirkland, in the county of Cumberland.

Blankenhorn Early Origins



The surname Blankenhorn was first found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Blankenhorn Spelling Variations


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Blankenhorn Spelling Variations



Spelling variations are extremely common among Scottish names dating from this era because the arts of spelling and translation were not yet standardized. Spelling was done by sound, and translation from Gaelic to English was generally quite careless. In different records, Blankenhorn has been spelled Blenkhorn, Blinckharne, Blencarne, Blincarne, Blankhorne, Blinkarne, Blenken, Blinkhorn and many more.

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Blankenhorn Early History


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Blankenhorn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blankenhorn research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1280 is included under the topic Early Blankenhorn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blankenhorn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blankenhorn Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Blankenhorn Notables 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



Those who made the voyage were greeted with ample opportunity to acquire land and a political climate far away from the oppressive monarchy of the old country. They settled along the east coast of what would become Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence, those who remained loyal to England traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In this century, many Scots living in North America have begun to recover their rich heritage through festivals, highland games, and Clan societies. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Blankenhorn:

Blankenhorn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Frederick Blankenhorn, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blankenhorn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blankenhorn (post 1700)



  • David Blankenhorn (b. 1955), American author, founder and president of the Institute for American Values and the author of Fatherless America and The Future of Marriage
  • John C. Blankenhorn (1893-1970), American Republican politician, Mayor of Lindenhurst, New York, 1941-47; Defeated, 1937, 1947, 1949
  • Herbert Blankenhorn (1904-1991), German diplomat, West German ambassador to Italy, France and the United Kingdom (1965-1970)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    3. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    9. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    10. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
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    The Blankenhorn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blankenhorn 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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