The name Blayne comes from the Scottish/English Borderlands and the ancient Boernicians
who inhabited them. It is derived from the Gaelic personal name Bleen,
which means yellow. It was also the name of an early Celtic saint.
Early Origins of the Blayne family
The surname Blayne was first found in Ayrshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland
, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire
, 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 Blayne family
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Blayne Spelling Variations
Over the years, Blayne has been written It appears under these variations because medieval scribes spelled names according to sound rather than by any over-arching set of rules. Blain, Blane, Blaine, Blaines, Blahan and others.
Early Notables of the Blayne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blayne family to Ireland
Some of the Blayne family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 60 words (4 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 Blayne family to the New World and Oceana
When these Boernician-Scottish settlers arrived in North America they brought little with them and often had restart their lives from scratch. Through time, much of their heritage was lost, and it is only this century through Clan
societies and highland games that many have recovered their national heritage. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Blayne family to immigrate North America: James Blaine who settled in Pennsylvania in 1740; Eliza Blain who settled in New York in 1774; Peter Blain settled in Philadelphia in 1805; John Blain settled in New Orleans in 1820.
Contemporary Notables of the name Blayne (post 1700)
- Blayne Chanlar Enlow (d. 1999), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Minnesota Twins
- Blayne Farlough, American actor, known for True Detective (2014)
The Blayne Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Paritur pax bello
Motto Translation: Peace is obtained by war.
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