This is a variant spelling of the ancient Yorkshire locational name "Bland", which is of Olde English pre 7th Century origins and translates as "the windy place". Quite why, the spellings should change to "Blant" when it occurs is never certain but almost always the change results from dialectual pronunciation as the original nameholders travelled to other parts of the country. As "Blant" the name is well recorded from the 16th Century and these developments include Geroge Blants, a witness at St.Leonards, Shoreditch in 1850, Joseph Blant who married Mary Ann Rogers at St. Martins-in-the-Field, Westminster on October 30th 1815. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Raphe Blant, which was dated 1592, Married Ales Barwik on 20th August at St. Gabriels, London. during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, "Good Queen Bess", 1558 - 1603. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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