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
Early Origins of the Blann family
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.
Early History of the Blann family
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.
Blann Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Blann family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blann family to 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.
Migration of the Blann family to the New World and Oceana
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
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Historic Events for the Blann family
- Mr. Kenneth A F Blann (b. 1917), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Southampton, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
- 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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html