Origins Available: French-Alt
The surname Blanchonnet 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 Blanchonnet family
The surname Blanchonnet was first found in 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 Blanchonnet family
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Blanchonnet Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Blanchet, Blancheteau, Blancheton, Blanchonnet and many more.
Early Notables of the Blanchonnet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blanchonnet 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.