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Blessing Early Origins



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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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.

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Blessing Spelling Variations


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Blessing Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Plessington, Blessington, Pleasington and many more.

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Blessing Early History


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Blessing Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blessing research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1437, 1468, 1549, 1468, 1455, 1487, 1351, 1637 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Blessing History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blessing Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blessing Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blessing 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 were:

Blessing Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anne Blessing, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Anna Catharina Blessing, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Jacob Blessing, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752

Blessing Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lenhart Blessing, who arrived in Maryland in 1822
  • Gerh Bernh Blessing, who landed in America in 1844
  • Louis Von Blessing, aged 29, landed in New York, NY in 1858
  • Frank Xavier Blessing, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1861

Blessing Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Blessing, aged 21, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blessing (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blessing (post 1700)



  • Louis W. Blessing Jr., American politician of the Republican party, Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
  • Donald F. Blessing (1905-2000), American Olympic gold medalist coxswain in the 1928 Summer Olympics
  • Jack Blessing, American actor
  • Lee Knowlton Blessing (b. 1949), American playwright, best known for his 1988 work, A Walk in the Woods
  • Martin Blessing (b. 1963), German banker and Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors of Commerzbank AG, Germany's second largest bank
  • Dr. Karl Blessing (1900-1971), German banker, President of the Deutsche Bundesbank (1958 to 1969)
  • Emil Karl Blessing (1880-1954), founder of E. K. Blessing, manufacturer of wind instruments and accessories

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. 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. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Blessing Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blessing 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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