Type Surname (from location)
Pronounced Pron. bla-and
Other Forms FormsBlands, Boland, Blandy, Beland, and Byland.
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Contributor Contrib.jjjacobo121901 on 12/28/2016
Bland is a habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire called Bland, the origin of which is uncertain. Possibly it is from Old English (ge)bland ‘storm’, ‘commotion’ (from blandan ‘to blend or mingle’), with reference to its exposed situation. 46,043 people have this surname, and is most prevalent in the United States.