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Blanchett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Blanchett 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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Dauzat, Albert, Morlet, Marie-Thérèse, Dictionaire Étymologique des Noms et Prénoms de France. Paris: Librairie Larousse, 1987. Print.


Early Origins of the Blanchett family


The surname Blanchett 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.

Throughout the centuries, several members were recognized for their valiant conduct at war and as a result, the family earned titles and lands in honor of their courage. This renown family branched and prospered in various provinces in France where they adapted well to the varied cultures of these new regions. On January 20, 1572, the Duke of Savoie, the head of the family, was granted a Patent of Nobility, confirming the important status of this family and its descendants. Living in Dauphiné, Pierre Le Blanc, the Lord of Prebois and of Ferrière, is mentioned for his contributions to the community in 1602.

By the 1700's, the Le Blanc family had spread to Provence where they were the Lords of Boisvert, of Castillon, of Mondespin, of Roquefort, of Ventabren and of others. As well, they provided many Consuls to Parliament and an official representing the nobility of Provence. Having their noble status maintained in 1718 and 1788, the Leblancs had their impressive stature confirmed by royalty. Several members of this family were actively engaged in the political movements of their times and for serving their countrymen, the Le Blanc name was honored further. Distinctive among the family were consuls in the Parliament of Toulouse and the President of the Court of Aides of Montauban in 1778.

Pierre Blanchet, born in 1646, son of Noel and Madeleine (née Valet), was a French weaver that travelled from Picardy (French: Picardie) to Canada in the 17th century. After settling in Quebec he married Marie Fournier, daughter of Joseph and Françoise (née Hebert), at Notre-Dame on 17th February 1670. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print


Early History of the Blanchett family


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Blanchett Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Blanchett family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Blanchett family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Blanchett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Eliza Blanchett, who landed in Virginia in 1649 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Blanchett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Reginald Blanchett, aged 16, who settled in America from St. George, Barbados, in 1918
  • William John Blanchett, aged 11, who emigrated to America from Shepton Mallet, England, in 1919
  • Arthur Charles Blanchett, aged 14, who landed in America from Shepton Mallet, England, in 1919
  • Emily Louise Blanchett, aged 43, who settled in America from Shepton Mallet, England, in 1919
  • Ronaldo Blanchett, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921
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Blanchett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Blanchett, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Stebonheath" in 1849 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEBONHEATH 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Stebonheath.htm

Blanchett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Blanchett, aged 33, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • Uriah Blanchett, aged 10, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • George Blanchett, aged 9, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • Julia Blanchett, aged 5, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • Emily Blanchett, aged 1, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Blanchett (post 1700)


  • Ian Neale Blanchett (b. 1975), Australian born English cricketer
  • Daniel William "Danny" Blanchett (b. 1987), English footballer
  • Catherine Élise "Cate" Blanchett (b. 1969), Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning Australian actress

The Blanchett 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


  1. ^ Dauzat, Albert, Morlet, Marie-Thérèse, Dictionaire Étymologique des Noms et Prénoms de France. Paris: Librairie Larousse, 1987. Print.
  2. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEBONHEATH 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Stebonheath.htm


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