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.
Early Origins of the Blee family
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.
Early History of the Blee family
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Blee 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.
Early Notables of the Blee family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blee family to the New World and Oceana
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
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)
The Blee 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