Bland (surname)

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Bland is a surname thought to derive from Old English (ge)bland ‘storm’, ‘commotion’.[1] It is thought to have originated in an area in Yorkshire (where there is a place called Bland Hill)

It predates the adjective 'bland' meaning "characterless or uninteresting" which arrived in this country around 1660 [2]

Notable persons with that surname include:

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