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.
Early Origins of the Blees family
family seat since very early times.
Early History of the Blees family
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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.
Early Notables of the Blees family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blees family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Blees (post 1700)
The Blees 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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