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Blinken comes from a place name. The roots of this Scottish place name; however date back to the great movement of the Norse Vikings. The ancestors of the Blinken family lived in Blencarne, in the parish of Kirkland, in the county of Cumberland.

Blinken Early Origins



The surname Blinken was first found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Blinken Spelling Variations


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Blinken Spelling Variations



Spelling and translation were quite undeveloped in the Middle Ages. Consequently, the spelling of Scottish names was an inconsistent practice, usually governed by the unique ear of the scribe recording the name. Over the years, Blinken was spelled Blenkhorn, Blinckharne, Blencarne, Blincarne, Blankhorne, Blinkarne, Blenken, Blinkhorn and many more.

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Blinken Early History


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Blinken Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blinken research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1280 is included under the topic Early Blinken History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blinken Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blinken Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Blinken 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



Opportunity and land greeted those who made it all the way. Some had the opportunity to solidify their new freedom by fighting in the American War of Independence, while others went or stayed north as United Empire Loyalists. Recently, the ancestors of those brave settlers have been able to recover much of their heritage through Clan societies and other patriotic organizations. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Blinken: Sharp Blenken who settled in Philadelphia in 1846; William Blinkhorn settled in Nova Scotia in 1774 with his wife Anne, sons, William and John, Daughters Ann and Eleanor.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blinken (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blinken (post 1700)



  • Samuel M. Blinken, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 11th District, 1938
  • Donald M. Blinken (b. 1925), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, 1994
  • Alan John Blinken (b. 1937), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Belgium, 1993-98
  • Alan Blinken, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Idaho, 2002; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 2004

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    2. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    8. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    9. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    10. 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.
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    The Blinken Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blinken 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 19 October 2015 at 16:07.

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