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Noble surnames, such as Blee, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Blee, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Burgoigne. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Blee family originally derived its name from the name of the town of Ble, which was in Burgoigne.

Blee Early Origins



The surname Blee was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family has held a family seat since very early times.

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Blee Spelling Variations


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Blee Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Blé, Bled, Blés, Blée, Blées, Bley, Blez, du Blé, de Blé, de Blee, du Blee, Dublé and many more.

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Blee Early History


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Blee Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blee research. Another 279 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1235, 1273, 1402, 1537, 1571, 1601, 1613, 1615, 1703, and 1730 are included under the topic Early Blee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blee Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blee Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Blee 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Blee Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Blée who settled in Philadelphia in 1808

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blee (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blee (post 1700)



  • Robert Blee (1839-1898), American politician, Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio from 1893 to 1894
  • Francis J. "Frank" Blee (b. 1958), American Republican Party politician, Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1995-2008
  • Kathleen M. Blee (b. 1953), American professor of sociology and associate dean of graduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh
  • Nathan Blee (b. 1990), former Australian rules footballer who played for Port Adelaide (2012-2013)

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Motto


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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: En tous temps du Blé
Motto Translation: At all times of wheat


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    6. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
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    The Blee Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blee 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 29 January 2015 at 08:02.

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