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The origins of the ancient name Blann belong to that rich Celtic tradition that comes from Wales. This surname was derived from the Welsh personal name Blethyn.

Blann Early Origins



The surname Blann was first found in Worcestershire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Blann Spelling Variations


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Blann Spelling Variations



The Welsh have an extremely large amount of spelling variations of their native surnames to their credit. It was up to the priest or the scribe taking the official records to determine how the spoken name was to be made literal. As time progressed, the old Brythonic names of Wales were recorded in English, which was especially problematic since the English language had extreme difficulty recording the highly inflected sounds of Cymraeg. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Blann have included Blayney, Blainey, Blaney, Blany, Blaney, Blainay, Blanay, Blaynay, Bleiney and many more.

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Blann Early History


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Blann Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blann research. Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1370, 1430, 1577, 1795, 1523, 1595, 1577, 1573, 1762, 1838 and are included under the topic Early Blann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blann Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blann Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Blann Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blann In Ireland


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Blann In Ireland



Some of the Blann family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



During the latter half of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, the people of Wales journeyed to North America to find a new life. They made major contributions to the arts, industry and commerce of both Canada and the United States, and added a rich cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Blann:

Blann Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Dorothy Blann, aged 10, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1903
  • Isabella Blann, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1903
  • Jane Blann, aged 11, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1903
  • Winifred Blann, aged 26, who emigrated to America from London, in 1905
  • Ernest Adolphus Blann, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States, in 1918
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Blann Historic Events


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Blann Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Kenneth A F Blann (b. 1917), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Southampton, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Eustace Horatius Blann (d. 1912), aged 21, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan ed. Et. Al. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-005-8).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Evans, Gwynfor. Wales: A History: 2000 Years of Welsh History. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-120-2).
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    11. ...

    The Blann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blann 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 27 May 2014 at 14:30.

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