× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


The name Blanchmain reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Blanchmain family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Blanchmain family lived in the village of Blancpain in Normandy. The name of that town was probably derived from a person who worked as a baker. The name comes from the from the roots blanche, which means white, and pain, which means bread.

Blanchmain Early Origins



The surname Blanchmain was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat after the conquest. The name originated in France where it was associated with the village of Blancpain in Normandy.

Close

Blanchmain Spelling Variations


Expand

Blanchmain Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Blanchpain, Blanchpayne, Blancpain, Blancpayn and many more.

Close

Blanchmain Early History


Expand

Blanchmain Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blanchmain research. Another 365 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1216, 1272, 1273, 1500, 1272 and 1307 are included under the topic Early Blanchmain History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Blanchmain Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Blanchmain Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blanchmain Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Blanchmain name or one of its variants: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.

Close

Blanchmain Family Crest Products


Expand

Blanchmain Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    11. ...

    The Blanchmain Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blanchmain 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 27 November 2014 at 14:02.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest