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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    2. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. 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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