Blankpayn is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Blankpayn 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 Blankpayn family
The surname Blankpayn 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 Blankpayn family
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Blankpayn Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Blanchpain, Blanchpayne, Blancpain, Blancpayn and many more.
Early Notables of the Blankpayn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blankpayn family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Blankpayn or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.