Blancard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Blancard family

The surname Blancard 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.

This widely dispersed and distinguished family also branched to Limousin, Bourgogne, Lorraine, and Lyonnais. Alain Blanchard was a defender of Rouen in 1418, and was hanged by the English after they took the city. A distinguished contribution by the family was made by Jacques Blanchard, notable painter of the seventeenth century. Jean Pierre Blanchard was a balloonist of the eighteenth century. François Blanchard, 1753-1809, made the first jump with a parachute in 1785.

François Blanchard, born in 1636, son of Jean and Marguerite (née Couillard), was a French gardener that travelled from Saint-Malo, located in the region of Brittany, to New France in the 17th century. He married Madeleine Boucher, daughter of Jacques and Anne (née Jocobin), in Quebec on 20th October 1665. [1]

Important Dates for the Blancard family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blancard research. Another 47 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1419, 1793, 1826, 1600, 1638, 1630, 1704, 1650, 1716, 1696 and 1770 are included under the topic Early Blancard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Blancard Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Blanchard, Blanchart, Blancard, Blanchauld, Blanchod, Blanckart, Blanckert, Blankert, Blanckaert, Blancaert, Planckaert and many more.

Early Notables of the Blancard family (pre 1700)

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 fell. Blanchard became a heroic figure in French literature and was the hero of a tragedy by Antoine Viellard presented in 1793 and by Alexandre Dupias, in 1826. Others...
Another 80 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blancard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Blancard migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Blancard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mr Blancard, aged 29, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [2]
Blancard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • W Blancard, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Blancard (post 1700)

  • Amable Guy Blancard, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]

Citations

  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Amable Blancard. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
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