Blannay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The origins of the ancient name Blannay belong to that rich Celtic tradition that comes from Wales. This surname was derived from the Welsh personal name Blethyn.
Early Origins of the Blannay family
The surname Blannay 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 Blannay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blannay research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1370, 1430, 1577, 1795, 1523, 1595, 1577, 1573, 1762, 1838, 1770, 1884, 1770, 1621 and are included under the topic Early Blannay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Blannay 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 Blannay have included Blayney, Blainey, Blaney, Blany, Blaney, Blainay, Blanay, Blaynay, Bleiney and many more.
Early Notables of the Blannay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blannay family to Ireland
Some of the Blannay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Migration of the Blannay family
Many Welsh families joined their Scottish and Irish neighbors during the late 1800s and early 1900s in seeking refuge in North America. Like the Irish and Scottish, many Welsh anxiously awaited the work, freedom, and opportunities that they believed lay in North America. Those who did journey over to the United States and what became known as Canada often realized those dreams, but only through much toil and perseverance. Whenever and however these Welsh immigrants arrived in North America, they were instrumental in the creation of the industry, commerce, and cultural heritage within those two developing nations. In the immigration and passenger lists a number of early immigrants bearing the name Blannay were found: Francis Blany, who settled in Virginia in 1674;Bernard, Daniel Dennis and Edward Blaney, who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1798 and 1843; Edward Blany, who arrived in New York in 1823 with wife and two children.