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Origins Available: English, Scottish


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.

Blanton Early Origins



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

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Blanton Spelling Variations


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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.

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Blanton Early History


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Blanton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blanton research. Another 163 words (12 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.

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Blanton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blanton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Blanton Notables 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



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
  • John Blanton, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682

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
  • John Blanton who settled in Ohio in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blanton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blanton (post 1700)



  • Thomas Lindsay Blanton (1872-1957), United States congressman
  • Eleanor C. Blanton, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 2000
  • Dewey Boyce Blanton (1908-1972), American politician, Member of South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1951-56, 1957-58
  • Carlos Blanton, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 2000
  • C. L. Blanton Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1956
  • Blair Blanton, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1924
  • Bill Blanton (b. 1922), American politician, Member of South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1957-58
  • Annie Webb Blanton (1870-1945), American Democrat politician, Texas Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1919-23
  • Harry Cullen Blanton (1891-1973), American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, 1934-47
  • Harry J. Blanton, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 2000
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
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    The Blanton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blanton 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 15 September 2016 at 18:35.

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