Early Origins of the Blanten family
The surname Blanten was first found in Lancashire
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 13th century when they held lands.
Early History of the Blanten family
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Blanten Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Blanten have been found, including Blanton, Blantone, Blantow, Blantoe and others.
Early Notables of the Blanten family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blanten family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Blanten, or a variant listed above: William Blanton who arrived in Boston in 1620; Lemuel Blanton who settled in Texas in 1837; Charles Blanton, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1868; and John Blanton who settled in Ohio in 1875..