Bleasington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bleasington family

The surname Bleasington was first found in Lancashire at Pleasington, a village and civil parish in the Borough of Blackburn with Darwen that dates back to 1196 when it was listed as Plesigtuna and literally meant "estate associated with a man called Pleasa" from the Old English personal name + "ing" + "tun." [1] Another reference claims that it was listed in the Domesday Book, but we cannot collaborate this claim. As far as the surname is concerned, it was first referenced in the 13th century and are recorded in the Harleian Manuscripts in the British Museum 1139, folio 37b.

Sir Robert de Plesyngton (died 1393) was "Chief Baron of the Exchequer, was no doubt a member of the Lancashire family which derived its name from Pleasington, near Blackburn, and was perhaps a cousin of the first of that name, who owned Dimples in Garstang, Lancashire, where the family survived until the rebellion of 1715." [2]

Important Dates for the Bleasington family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bleasington research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1437, 1468, 1549, 1468, 1455, 1487, 1351, 1637 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Bleasington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bleasington Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Plessington, Blessington, Pleasington and many more.

Early Notables of the Bleasington family (pre 1700)

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bleasington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bleasington family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: George Michael Plessing, who came to Philadelphia in 1805; and Michael Plessing, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1810.

Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
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