Origins Available: English, French
Norman Conquest of England in 1066, the name Blancke was first found in Britina. It was a name for a person who was fair haired or pale or white of complexion. The name stems from the Old French word blanc, which means white.
Early Origins of the Blancke family
England, LG (1392–1409), also known as Blanche of Lancaster, was an English princess of the House of Lancaster. She was the sixth of the seven children born during the marriage of Prince Henry of Lancaster and his wife. Her brother, Henry of Monmouth would later become King Henry V of England.
Early History of the Blancke family
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Blancke Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Blancke are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Blancke include Blanch, Blanche, Blanck, Blank, Blance, Blanx and others.
Early Notables of the Blancke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blancke family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Blancke, or a variant listed above:
Blancke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Blancke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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