Blance History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Blance family name dates back to 1066 when the Norman Conquest of England introduced a plethora of new names and words into Britain. It comes from an early member of the family who was a person who was fair haired or pale or white of complexion. The name stems from the Old French word blanc, which means white.

Early Origins of the Blance family

The surname Blance was first found in Northamptonshire at Peterborough Castle where Blanche of England, LG (1392–1409), also known as Blanche of Lancaster, was an English princess of the House of Lancaster. She was the sixth of the seven children born during the marriage of Prince Henry of Lancaster and his wife. Her brother, Henry of Monmouth would later become King Henry V of England.

Important Dates for the Blance family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blance research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 150 and 1503 are included under the topic Early Blance History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Blance Spelling Variations

A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Blanch, Blanche, Blanck, Blank, Blance, Blanx and others.

Early Notables of the Blance family (pre 1700)

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Blance migration to the United States

Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Blance or a variant listed above:

Blance Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • E Blance, aged 32, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1852 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
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