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The history of the Blanchpayne family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They 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.

Blanchpayne Early Origins



The surname Blanchpayne 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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Blanchpayne Spelling Variations


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Blanchpayne Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Blanchpain, Blanchpayne, Blancpain, Blancpayn and many more.

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Blanchpayne Early History


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Blanchpayne Early History



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

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Blanchpayne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blanchpayne Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Blanchpayne or a variant listed above were: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.

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    Other References

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    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    5. 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).
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Blanchpayne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blanchpayne 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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