Blanton Name Study

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Welcome to the Blanton Name Study Project

This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect. Please contact the project leader, add categories to your profiles, add your questions to the bulletin board, add details of your name research, etc.



The Blanton Name Study is for members working on or interested in profiles from any country or era which have the Blanton surname.


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IMPORTANT: Need help. I do not know how to unlink the brothers, Claiborn, William, Jeremiah and Obadiah Blanton of Rutherford County NC FROM William Blanton. ARCHEE BLANTON IS THEIR DAD. Extensive Y DNA testing of Blanton and Womack surnames (FTDNA) proved these brothers were not related to any other Blanton family line - for good reason, their father was Archee Blanton (Amelia Co., VA bastardy records) and Archee's natural father was Abraham Womack b. 1708 (see: Also see:

If links donot work google Blanton Womack DNA or email: project manager and keeper of carefully documented papertrail appendaged to the assorted Blanton tree

posted by Ruth Hasten
It's beginning to look like, from my opinion, after research. The Blanton name was made up in the 1400's -1500's in England. The original name maybe DeBlondin, a French name. The DeBlondin's migrated to England, maybe even were kicked out of France during the 30 years war during the Protestant Reformation. It's showing that they Knocked off the "De" from their name and changed it to Blanton, Ballantine or Blanding to make it English. Baron Guillaume Jean De Blondin; Birth: 1480 - Rhone (Rhône), France. Maybe one of our ancestors. Sir John Blanton and other Blanton's who were "Sirs" lived in Lancashire, England where they had some authority and I'm sure the Knighthoods were a diplomatic appointment for a noble protestant frenchman from a noble protestant Englishman. The Blanton's always looked french in my opinion. Lots have wavy-curly black hair.
posted by William Blanton
Help needed on the Blanton Family from VA. I have the first names as William and Elizabeth. I have census records for the family there from 1800 to 1830. William died in 1820 and in that census Elizabeth was listed as the head of the family. The family moved to SC and Harris County GA where Elizabeth died in 1854.

I have a list of the children that includes Ransom Gwynn Blanton, who is listed in wikitree as belonging to the William and Elizabeth from Kentucky. I do not have Agnes as a sibling. There is not room here to put all the info I have, but I would like to have some help trying to figure this out. I would like to share everything I have and get your ideas. My relative was Susan Blanton who Married Eli Bibby in Harris County, GA. and lived in Chambers AL.

posted by Cherry (Cushing) Duve