Blessing History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Blessing family
The surname Blessing was first found in Lancashire at Pleasington, a village and civil parish in the Borough of Blackburn with Darwen that dates back to 1196 when it was listed as Plesigtuna and literally meant "estate associated with a man called Pleasa" from the Old English personal name + "ing" + "tun."  Another reference claims that it was listed in the Domesday Book, but we cannot collaborate this claim. As far as the surname is concerned, it was first referenced in the 13th century and are recorded in the Harleian Manuscripts in the British Museum 1139, folio 37b.
Sir Robert de Plesyngton (died 1393) was "Chief Baron of the Exchequer, was no doubt a member of the Lancashire family which derived its name from Pleasington, near Blackburn, and was perhaps a cousin of the first of that name, who owned Dimples in Garstang, Lancashire, where the family survived until the rebellion of 1715." 
Early History of the Blessing family
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Blessing Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Plessington, Blessington, Pleasington and many more.
Early Notables of the Blessing family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Blessing is the 5,838th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Blessing Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Blessing Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Blessing Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century