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The French name Bianchi is of Medieval origin. It was a Norman name for a person who was "blanc" or in English "white." It was no doubt originally given to someone either because of their blond hair or because of a reputation for purity and piety.

Bianchi Early Origins



The surname Bianchi was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this ancient family were part of the Royal House of Blois and held a family seat with lands, titles, estates and manors. Members of this family were the hereditary Barons of Bailleul of Norman Conquest fame, and who assisted Duke William of Normandy, head of the House of Blois, in his conquest of England in 1066. Members of this distinguished and Royal family branched to many locations throughout Europe and amongst the locations were: Silesia, Holland, Italy and Britain. Perhaps the oldest of the name was Blanche of Navarre (1226-1283), also known as Blanche of Champagne, was the daughter of Theobald the Troubador, King of Navarre and Count of Champagne, and his second wife Agnes of Beaujeu. Blanche of Navarre (French: Blanche d'Évreux) (1330-1398) was Queen consort of France as the wife of King Philip VI of France. Blanche I (1387-1441) was Queen of Navarre from 1425 to 1441 and her daughter Blanche II of Navarre (1424-1464), was titular Queen of Navarre (1461-1464) and by marriage Princess of Asturias.

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Bianchi Spelling Variations


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Bianchi Spelling Variations



French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Bianchi is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Leblanc, Lebland, Leblang, Le Blanc, Blanc, Blanche, Blanchet, Blancheteau, Blancheton, Blanchonnet, Blanchot, Blanchaud, Blanquet, Blancot, Bianchi, Blanchecappe, Blanchecotte, Le Blank, Blank, Blanque, Blanke, Blancke and many more.

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Bianchi Early History


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Bianchi Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bianchi research. Another 255 words (18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bianchi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bianchi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bianchi Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bianchi Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, Acadia were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Bianchi were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bianchi were

Bianchi Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Abbondi Bianchi, aged 15, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Adele Bianchi, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1895

Bianchi Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Agostino Bianchi, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Lucca, in 1906
  • Abramo Bianchi, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Capanmari, Lucca, Italy, in 1907
  • Adamo Bianchi, aged 19, who emigrated to America from Manoppello, Chieti, in 1909
  • Abamo Bianchi, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Fivvzzano, Italy, in 1910
  • Adele Bianchi, aged 21, who settled in America from Quassolo, Italy, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bianchi (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bianchi (post 1700)



  • Ben Bianchi, American artist
  • Eugene Carl Bianchi (b. 1930), American educator
  • First Lieutenant Willibald C Bianchi, American officer awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1942
  • Jules Bianchi (1989-2015), French motor racing driver for Marussia F1 in the FIA Formula One World Championship
  • Mansueto Bianchi (1949-2016), Italian Roman Catholic bishop
  • Emilio Bianchi (1913-2015), Italian WWII naval commando who lived to be 102
  • Regina Bianchi (1921-2013), born Regina D'Antigny, an Italian stage and film actress
  • Daniela Bianchi (b. 1942), Italian actress, whose best known part was Tatiana Romanova in the 1963 James Bond movie From Russia with Love
  • Carlos Bianchi, former Argentine football player and coach
  • Andrea Bianchi, Italian film director
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sans tache
Motto Translation: Without stain.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
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    The Bianchi Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bianchi 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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