The surname Blanchette 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.
Early Origins of the Blanchette family
The surname Blanchette 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.
Early History of the Blanchette family
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Blanchette Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Blanchet, Blancheteau, Blancheton, Blanchonnet and many more.
Early Notables of the Blanchette family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blanchette family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pierre Blanchet, of Picardy, who married Marie Fournier in Québec city in 1670; René Blanchet of Poitou, who married Marie Sédilot in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec in 1670.
Contemporary Notables of the name Blanchette (post 1700)
- Romeo Roy Blanchette (1913-1982), American clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church
- Joëlle-Ann Blanchette, Canadian television personality
- Andrulla Blanchette (b. 1966), British female bodybuilder and fitness model
- Joseph-Adéodat Blanchette (b. 1893), Canadian politician and merchant
- Louis Blanchette (1739-1793), French Canadian explorer, best known for founding the city of St. Charles in 1769
- Jean-Guy Blanchette, Quebec lawyer and provincial court judge (1972-)
The Blanchette 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.