Many of us have looked to the web for information on Blount Family history and genealogy. The following information and links are a collection of what we have found and what others have sent us after visiting our web site. If you know of any other Blount Family genealogy and history, comment here!
Blount Family Trivia
- The name Blount (Blunt) is of French origin. Refers to fair hair or complexion.
- Some people have traced the Blount ancestry back to Charlemagne.
- In the 11th century The Count of Guinis from France had two sons. According to reports, both sons came to England with William The Conqueror. The sons were Sir Robert Blount and Sir William Le Blount.
- In 1635, a William Blount settled at Andover, Massachusetts.
- On Oct. 2, 1679, George Blunt left England bound for New York, on the ship Lixboa Merchitt, commanded by Roger Whitfield.
- In 1681, a Samuel Blount settled at Charlestown, Mass.
Important Blounts in History
- Entry in Wikipedia
- The Blount Mansion (The Blount Mansion in Tennessee)
The Blount Mansion Visitors’ Center has some good materials, including the William Blount genealogical chart going back to 935 AD. It is quite complete and assumed very accurate (cost is $2). The telephone number is (423) 525-2375. They also sell a short cassette tape showing the mansion and giving a short history of William Blount’s role in government (approx. $10).
Captain Samuel Blount:
- Entry in Callaway County Missouri Journal
- History of Blounts in Henry Co., Indiana (Andrew Blount settled Blountsville, IN)