Blanchauld History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Blanchauld family
The surname Blanchauld 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. 
Early History of the Blanchauld family
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Blanchauld 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 Blanchauld 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...
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Migration of the Blanchauld family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Louis Blanchard who settled in Quebec from Angoumis in 1665; Honoré Blanchard from Aunis settled in Quebec in 1757; François Blanchard from Brittany settled in Quebec in 1665.
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