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The name Blanchpain reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Blanchpain family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Blanchpain 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.

Blanchpain Early Origins



The surname Blanchpain 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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Blanchpain Spelling Variations


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Blanchpain 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.

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Blanchpain Early History


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Blanchpain Early History



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

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Blanchpain Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blanchpain Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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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 Blanchpain name or one of its variants: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.

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    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Blanchpain Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blanchpain 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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