Family tree

Family trees of Noble Blinstrubs family

Arboreta Nobiles Lituanorum et Samogitianorum Blinstrubs


Nobility status of noblemen descends to descendants via male line, so it was important to prove connection of new born descendants to their noble ancestors. For that reason noble families created and updated family trees and schemes. Unfortunately, no genealogical trees of Blinstrubs family from the GDL and ATR periods have survived. First survived family trees can be found under occupation period of Russian Empire, in cases of legitimization of the nobility status of Vilnius noblemen deputy assembly. The largest and most comprehensive scheme of Blinstrubs blazon “Swan”, was created in 1886.08.04 in the office of Vilnius noblemen deputy assembly and updated couple times later. It begins with Johannes Blinstrub (ID2) who was born in the end of 17th. century and ends in 1894. The original of this family tree keeps in Lithuanian State Historical Archive. There are no daughters listed in the scheme, many male descendants are missing and it contains some major mistakes as well. In this family tree 124 Blinstrubs are listed.

Only Blinstrubs, who legitimized themselves and their children at the Vilnius and Kaunas noblemen deputy assembly, are included in russian tree scheme. Legitimization took place in several stages. The first legitimization of Blinstrubs, coat of arms Swan, was made in 1798. April 10th. The photo below shows Blinstrubs included in the initial legitimization phase – George (ID8), Adam (ID537), Michael (ID9), Francis (ID10), Peter (ID5), Joseph (ID1), Bartholomew (ID4), Andrew (13), Vincent (ID125), Joseph (ID770), Joseph (ID14), Ignatius (ID6), Francis (ID15), John (ID16), Michael (ID18), Joseph (ID17), Thadeus (ID7) ir Mateus Bernard (ID110).

In legitimization of 1835 June 4th, following Blinstrubs are listed – Tomas (ID79), Leon Adam (ID98), Tomas (ID97), George Joseph (ID78), Theodore (ID77), Humphrey Barnabas (ID76), Simon George (ID75), Ignatius Stephen ID248), Francis (ID15), John (ID16), Casimir (ID71), Jacob Victor (ID70), Michael (ID18), Wladyslaw (ID52), Romuald (ID51), Joseph (ID17), Theodore Benedict (ID39), Ignatius (ID6), Joseph (ID770), Joseph (ID14), Peter Joseph (ID124), Andrew (ID13), Mateus (??), John (ID136), Stanislus (ID137), George (138) and Peter (ID11).

Based on the family tree scheme of Russian empire period and various historical sources, it was possible to create a complete genealogical tree of Blinstrubs de Towtwil blazon Swan, which begins with progenitors of Blinstrubs family in Lithuania,  owners of Alsa (Viduklė-Paalsė) manor in Viduklė county, Simon’s sons Peter and Caspar Blinstrubs Alsiszki de Towtwil and ends with Blinstrubs born in this century. In addition, several historically proven updates were made by own initiative of five members of Blinstrubs family – Stanislovas Algimantas Blinstrubas from Šiauliai, Viktoras Blinstrubas from Vilnius, Josef Blinstrub from Germany, Vaida Blistrubytė from Varniai and Juozas Kazimieras Blistrabas from Kuršėnai. In case you have a documented branch of your Blinstrub family, which have connection to this tree, you are welcome to contact us. Digitized and updated version of this family tree you can find below.

Main family tree of Blinstrubs de Towtwil blazon Swan

The page needs sometimes to be reloaded, in order to see the picture of Main family tree. Family tree is also available for download as PDF file. Last update 2020.10.18. 889 persons.

Unfortunately, under ongoing historical research, it became clear that clerks of Vilnius and later Kaunas noblemen deputy assembly made some serious errors in Russian scheme above. One of them – branch of Joseph  and Apolonia Pacevičiūtė Blinstrubs was connected to Blinstrubs branch of Raseiniai Gabšiai manor. As it turned out later, Joseph’s parents were another people – Joseph and Agata Rimkevičiūtė Blinstrubs from Šaukėnai parish, so for this moment this branch was removed from the tree, until we will be able to identify whose descendants they were.  Branch of ID10 Francis is also suspicious, but it still left in the scheme. The scheme of Joseph and Apolonia Pacevičiūtė Blinstrubs branch can be seen separated into a separate family tree below.

Another family of Urbanowicz Blinstrub de Chrzczon used own blazon Wręby. First family tree of this branch was created and legitimized in Vilnius noblemen deputy assembly in 1798.03.10. The original of this family tree is stored in Lithuanian State Historical Archive. An updated family tree of Blinstrubs of blazon Wręby you can see below.

Family tree of Urbanowicz Blinstrubs de Chrzczon blazon Wręby

Family tree is also available for download as PDF file. Last update 2020.03.14. 66 persons.