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The name Blanchpa came to England with the ancestors of the Blanchpa family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Blanchpa 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.

Blanchpa Early Origins



The surname Blanchpa 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.

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Blanchpa Spelling Variations


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Blanchpa Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Blanchpain, Blanchpayne, Blancpain, Blancpayn and many more.

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Blanchpa Early History


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Blanchpa Early History



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

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Blanchpa Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blanchpa Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Blanchpa or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Blanchpa Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blanchpa 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.

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