Blanton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Blanton comes from a place name. The roots of this Scottish place name; however date back to the great movement of the Norse Vikings. The ancestors of the Blanton family lived in Blencarne, in the parish of Kirkland, in the county of Cumberland.

Early Origins of the Blanton family

The surname Blanton was first found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Blanton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blanton research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1280 is included under the topic Early Blanton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Blanton Spelling Variations

Spelling and translation were quite undeveloped in the Middle Ages. Consequently, the spelling of Scottish names was an inconsistent practice, usually governed by the unique ear of the scribe recording the name. Over the years, Blanton was spelled Blenkhorn, Blinckharne, Blencarne, Blincarne, Blankhorne, Blinkarne, Blenken, Blinkhorn and many more.

Early Notables of the Blanton family (pre 1700)

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Blanton migration to the United States

Opportunity and land greeted those who made it all the way. Some had the opportunity to solidify their new freedom by fighting in the American War of Independence, while others went or stayed north as United Empire Loyalists. Recently, the ancestors of those brave settlers have been able to recover much of their heritage through Clan societies and other patriotic organizations. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Blanton:

Blanton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Blanton who arrived in Boston in 1620
  • William Blanton, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1643 [1]
  • John Blanton, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682 [1]
Blanton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Lemuel Blanton who settled in Texas in 1837
  • Charles Blanton, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1868
  • Charles Blanton, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868 [1]
  • John Blanton who settled in Ohio in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Blanton (post 1700)

  • Thomas Lindsay Blanton (1872-1957), United States congressman
  • Jimmie Blanton (1918-1942), influential American jazz double bassist
  • Richard E. Blanton (b. 1943), American anthropologist, archaeologist, and academic
  • Leonard Ray Blanton (1930-1996), American politician, 44th Governor of Tennessee from 1975 to 1979
  • Eleanor C. Blanton, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 2000 [2]
  • Dewey Boyce Blanton (1908-1972), American politician, Member of South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1951-56, 1957-58 [2]
  • Carlos Blanton, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 2000 [2]
  • C. L. Blanton Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1956 [2]
  • Blair Blanton, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1924 [2]
  • Bill Blanton (b. 1922), American politician, Member of South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1957-58 [2]
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Blanton family

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Atticus Lee Blanton, American Shipfitter Third Class from Florida, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [3]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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