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The surname is one of the oldest family names to came from that French region known as Languedoc.It is derived from the personal name Blaise. As such, it means "son of Blaise."

Blaise Early Origins



The surname Blaise was first found in Languedoc.

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Blaise Spelling Variations


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Blaise 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 Blaise is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Blais, Blaies, Blay, Blaise, de Blais, de Blaies, de Blaise, Blaize, Blaison, Blaisot and many more.

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Blaise Early History


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Blaise Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blaise research. Another 236 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1459, 1600, 1675, 1707, 1719, and 1844 are included under the topic Early Blaise History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blaise Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blaise Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Blaise Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Blaise has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Blaise were

Blaise Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lrig Blaise, aged 35, arrived in New Orleans La in 1826

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blaise (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blaise (post 1700)



  • Kerlin Blaise (b. 1974), former American football guard who with the Detroit Lions from 1998 to 2003
  • Clark Blaise OC (b. 1940), American-born, Canadian author, perhaps best known for his 1979 novel, Lunar Attractions, winner of the 1980 Books in Canada First Novel Award
  • Pierre-Marc Blaise (1952-1955), French film actor who was killed in a car accident in 1975
  • Marie-Joseph Blaise de Chénier (1764-1811), French poet, dramatist and politician
  • Serge Moléon Blaise (b. 1951), Haitian painter, brother of Fabolon and Saint-Louis Blaise
  • Fabolon Blaise (1959-1985), Haitian painter
  • Tara Blaise (b. 1975), Irish singer
  • Saint-Louis Blaise (1956-1995), Haitian painter
  • Saint Blaise, Armenian physician and bishop of Sebaste (Sivas)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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    The Blaise Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blaise 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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