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The surname Blanchard was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where they held a family seat
in the Seigniory of Blanchardière in the department of l'Orne in the arrondisement of Domfront.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Blanchard, Blanchart, Blancard, Blanchauld, Blanchod, Blanckart, Blanckert, Blankert, Blanckaert, Blancaert, Planckaert and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blanchard research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1418, 1753, 1809, 1785, 1419, 1793, 1826, 1600, 1638, 1630, 1704, 1650, 1716, 1696 and 1770 are included under the topic Early Blanchard History in all our PDF Extended History products
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Notable amongst the family in this period was Alain Blanchard (executed in Rouen in 1419), commander of the crossbowmen of Rouen during the Hundred
Years' War. His habit of hanging English captives from the walls of the city incurred the wrath of the English and was subsequently executed when the city...
Another 109 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blanchard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Blanchard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Blanchard, who arrived in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1639
- Mattheus Blanchard, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1660
- William Blanchard settled in Barbados in 1680 with his servants
- Elie Blanchard, who landed in South Carolina in 1680
- Henri Blanchard, aged 24, arrived in South Carolina in 1680
Blanchard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Sarah Blanchard, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1712
- Louis Blanchard settled in Louisiana in 1719
- John Blanchard, who arrived in South Carolina in 1756
- James Blanchard, who arrived in New York in 1761
- Joseph Blanchard, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1763
Blanchard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mr. Blanchard, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1805
- William Blanchard, who arrived in America in 1806
- William Blanchard, aged 27, landed in America in 1822
- Elizabeth Blanchard, aged 25, arrived in America in 1822
- Francie Blanchard, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1826
Blanchard Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Louis Blanchard, who landed in Canada in 1636
- Francois Blanchard, who landed in Montreal in 1653
- Jean Blanchard, who landed in Quebec in 1665
- Louis Blanchard who settled in Quebec from Angoumis in 1665
- François Blanchard from Brittany settled in Quebec in 1665
Blanchard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Pierre Blanchard from Poitou settled in Quebec in 1733
- Julien Blanchard from Brittany settled in Quebec in 1752
- Louis Blanchard from Brittany settled in Quebec in 1752
- François Blanchard from Saintonge settled in Quebec in 1757
- Honoré Blanchard from Aunis settled in Quebec in 1757
Blanchard Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Asa Blanchard, who arrived in Canada in 1831
Blanchard Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Blanchard, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Austraila
- Thomas Blanchard, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Austraila
- Mark Blanchard, a carpenter, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
- Stephen Blanchard arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Countess of Yarborough" in 1850
- A. Blanchard, aged 48, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Standard"
Blanchard Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Kate E. Blanchard arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" in 1865
- Maude M. Blanchard arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" in 1865
- Agnes G. Blanchard arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" in 1865
- Johnny Blanchard (1933-2009), American baseball player
- Helen Blanchard (1840-1922), American inventor who received 28 patents between 1873 and 1915, known for her numerous inventions dealing with sewing machines and sewing technology
- George Washington Blanchard (1884-1964), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin (1933-1935)
- Frank Nelson Blanchard (1888-1937), American herpetologist, and professor of zoology at the University of Michigan
- George Samuel Blanchard (1920-2006), United States Army four-star general, Commander in Chief, U.S. Army Europe/Commander, Central Army Group from 1975 to 1979
- Erin Blanchard (b. 1989), American gymnast at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games
- Elizabeth D. Blanchard, American former politician, Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives (2002-2010)
- Elizabeth Blanchard (1834-1891), American academic, 7th President of Mount Holyoke College (1883-1889)
- Edmund Blanchard (1824-1886), American lawyer and prominent businessman
- Dick Blanchard (b. 1949), American former NFL linebacker who played with the New England Patriots during the 1972 NFL season
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- Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
- Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
The Blanchard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blanchard Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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