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The surname Blanchet is derived from the word "blanc," which is French for white. It was no doubt originally given to someone either because of their blond hair or because of a reputation for purity and piety, and as such is classed as a nickname surname. Nicknames were derived from a wide variety of characteristics that would have been associated with the first person who used the name.

Blanchet Early Origins



The surname Blanchet was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy. The Duchy of Normandy was firmly established after the year 911 when Rollo, Earl of Orkney invaded the territory. Rollo became the first Duke of Normandy.

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Blanchet Spelling Variations


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Blanchet Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Blanchet, Blancheteau, Blancheton, Blanchonnet and many more.

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Blanchet Early History


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Blanchet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blanchet research. Another 593 words (42 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1572, 1602, 1700, 1718, 1778, and 1788 are included under the topic Early Blanchet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blanchet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blanchet Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 18 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blanchet 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Blanchet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Blanchet, who arrived in Virginia in 1700
  • Jean Blanchet, who landed in South Carolina in 1755

Blanchet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antonio Blanchet, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • Augustin M Blanchet, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1847
  • George Blanchet, aged 28, arrived in Missouri in 1847

Blanchet Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Rene Blanchet, aged 23, landed in Quebec in 1662
  • Pierre Blanchet, who arrived in Canada in 1669

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blanchet (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blanchet (post 1700)



  • Francis Norbert Blanchet (1795-1883), American (Canadian-born) clergyman, who became the 1st archbishop of Portland (1846-1881)
  • François Blanchet (1707-1784), French writer
  • Abbé François Blanchet (1707-1784), French littérateur
  • Jacques Blanchet (b. 1931), Canadian singer, songwriter
  • Joseph-Goderic Blanchet (1820-1890), Canadian physician and politician
  • Claude Blanchet, Canadian financial tycoon

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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. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    9. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    10. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
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    The Blanchet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blanchet 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.

    This page was last modified on 23 May 2015 at 00:25.

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