McBlaine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The clans of the Scottish/English Borderlands spawned many enduring Scottish names. McBlaine comes from this Boernician region and is derived from the Gaelic personal name Bleen, which means yellow. It was also the name of an early Celtic saint.

Early Origins of the McBlaine family

The surname McBlaine was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the McBlaine family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McBlaine research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1561, 1660, and 1674 are included under the topic Early McBlaine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McBlaine Spelling Variations

Spelling rules only evolved in the last few centuries with the invention of the printing press and the first dictionaries. Spelling variations are extremely common in names from before that period. McBlaine has been spelled Blain, Blane, Blaine, Blaines, Blahan and others.

Early Notables of the McBlaine family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the McBlaine family to Ireland

Some of the McBlaine family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 60 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia McBlaine migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

McBlaine Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


The McBlaine 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: Paritur pax bello
Motto Translation: Peace is obtained by war.




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