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Noble surnames, such as Blees, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Blees, 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 Blees family originally derived its name from the name of the town of Ble, which was in Burgoigne.

Blees Early Origins



The surname Blees 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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Blees Spelling Variations


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Blees 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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Blees Early History


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Blees Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blees 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 Blees History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blees Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blees Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Blees 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 or some of its variants were: Samuel Blée who settled in Philadelphia in 1808 and Charles Bée who also settled in Philadelphia in 1828.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blees (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blees (post 1700)



  • Robert Blees (b. 1918), American writer and producer of films and television, active from 1953 to 1981
  • Colonel Frederick Wilhelm Victor Blees (1860-1906), Prussian immigrant to the United States who became a philanthropist, teacher, founder of Blees Military Academy

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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. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    10. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
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    The Blees Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blees 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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