The name Blancpayn arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Blancpayn family lived in the village of Blancpain
. 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,
which means bread.
Early Origins of the Blancpayn family
The surname Blancpayn 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.
Early History of the Blancpayn family
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Blancpayn Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Blanchpain, Blanchpayne, Blancpain, Blancpayn and many more.
Early Notables of the Blancpayn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blancpayn family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Blancpayn or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.