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Early Origins of the Blankny family


The surname Blankny was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1202 when Simon de Blanckenay held estates in that shire.

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Early History of the Blankny family

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Early History of the Blankny family


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Blankny Spelling Variations

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Blankny Spelling Variations


Blankny has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Blankley, Blankeney, Blankney, Blankal, Blankele and others.

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Early Notables of the Blankny family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Blankny family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Blankny family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Blankny family to the New World and Oceana


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Blanknys to arrive on North American shores: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.

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