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The roots of the Blennerhassett surname reach back to the language of the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of Scotland in the Medieval era. The Blennerhassett surname comes from someone having lived in Cumberland, on the Borderlands between Scotland and England. As the name is made up of the elements blen, which means hill and hey which means shelter, the name was often broken up. In other words, entries were sometimes for the entire name say, Blenarhassett and other times just Hassett.

Blennerhassett Early Origins



The surname Blennerhassett was first found in Cumberland, where their early family seats were at Blenerhasset and Flimby Hall. One of the earliest records of the name appeared on a census taken in that county during the reign of King Richard II (1367-c.1400) where Thomas Blennerhasset was found in Carlisle. Of interest is a note in the Feet of Fines that Thomas Bleverhasset was appointed rector of Hardingham, county Norfolk at the age of 11, by the Pope's dispensation. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Blennerhassett Spelling Variations


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Blennerhassett Spelling Variations



Few standards of spelling and translation existed in the Middle Ages. spelling variations, are thus, an extremely common occurrence in records of ancient Scottish names. Over the years, Blennerhassett has been spelled Blennerhasset, Blennerhassett, Blenerhasset, Blenner, Hassett, Hassetts and many more.

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Blennerhassett Early History


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Blennerhassett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blennerhassett research. Another 73 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1741, 1821, 1809, 1652, 1712, 1692, 1695, 1703, 1687, 1758 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Blennerhassett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blennerhassett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blennerhassett Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir Rowland Blennerhasset, 1st Baronet (1741-1821), a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom in the County of Kerry. It...

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Blennerhassett In Ireland


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Blennerhassett In Ireland



Some of the Blennerhassett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Land and opportunity greeted all those who made it across the Atlanti c. These settlers and their children went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Clan societies and other Scottish organizations have preserved much of this heritage for the ancestors of those brave Scots. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Blennerhassett to North America:

Blennerhassett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Blennerhassett who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1846
  • Fas. Blennerhassett, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1896
  • Mrs. Thomas Blennerhassett, aged 29, who settled in America, in 1896
  • Thomas Blennerhassett, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Blennerhassett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Blennerhassett, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blennerhassett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blennerhassett (post 1700)



  • Harman Blennerhassett (1765-1831), Irish-American lawyer, eponym of Blennerhassett island in the Ohio river
  • John Blennerhassett (b. 1930), former Irish Fine Gael party politician from County Kerry
  • Sir "Marmaduke" Adrian Francis William Blennerhassett (b. 1940), 7th Baronet
  • Sir Marmaduke Charles Henry Joseph Blennerhassett (1902-1940), 6th Baronet
  • Sir Arthur Charles Francis Bernard Blennerhassett (1871-1915), 5th Baronet
  • Sir Arthur Blennerhassett (1794-1849), 3rd Baronet
  • Sir Robert Blennerhassett (1769-1831), 2nd Baronet
  • Sir Rowland Blennerhassett (1741-1821), 1st Baronet
  • Rowland Ponsonby Blennerhassett KC, JP (1850-1913), Irish politician
  • Sir Rowland Ponsonby Blennerhassett PC, JP (1839-1909), 4th Baronet Blennerhassett, Irish politician, political writer, and historian

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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: Fortes fortuna juvat
Motto Translation: Fortune favours the Bold.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  5. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  8. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  9. 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).
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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The Blennerhassett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blennerhassett 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.

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