Type Surname (from location)
Pronounced Pron. BLANGK-ən-ship
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Contributor Contrib.amanh on 3/5/2017
Variant of Blenkinsop, a surname derived from a place in Northumberland called Blenkinsopp. The place name possibly derives from Cumbric blaen "top" and kein "back, ridge", i.e. "top of the ridge", combined with Old English hōp "valley" (compare Hope).