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The ancient Normans that arrived in England following the Conquest of 1066 are the initial ancestors from which the many generations of the Blanks family have grown. The name Blanks was given to a member of the family who was a person who was fair haired or pale or white of complexion. The name stems from the Old French word blanc, which means white.

Blanks Early Origins



The surname Blanks was first found in Northamptonshire at Peterborough Castle where Blanche of England, LG (13921409), 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.

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Blanks Spelling Variations


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Blanks Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Blanks has been recorded under many different variations, including Blanch, Blanche, Blanck, Blank, Blance, Blanx and others.

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Blanks Early History


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Blanks Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blanks research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 150 and 1503 are included under the topic Early Blanks History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Blanks Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Blanks Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blanks Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Blankss were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Blanks Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Herm Heinr Blanks, who landed in Cincinnati, Oh in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jacoba Blanks, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jan Blanks, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Mrs. Jan Blanks, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Blanks, aged 36, who settled in America, in 1892

Blanks Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bertie Blanks, aged 20, who landed in America from Manchester, England, in 1916
  • Michael Blanks, aged 48, who emigrated to the United States from Manchester, England, in 1916
  • Minnie Blanks, aged 43, who landed in America from Manchester, England, in 1916
  • William Blanks, aged 49, who landed in America, in 1921
  • Beatrice Dorothy Blanks, aged 26, who emigrated to America from Dartford, England, in 1922

Blanks Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Blanks, aged 24, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Caroline" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Thursday 26th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Caroline 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caroline1855.shtml
  • Elizabeth Blanks, aged 22, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Caroline" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Thursday 26th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Caroline 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caroline1855.shtml
  • Emma Blanks, aged 28, a laundress, who arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blanks (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Blanks (post 1700)



  • Sid Blanks (b. 1940), retired American college and professional football player, current General Manager of the Phoenix Suns
  • Kris Blanks (b. 1972), American professional PGA golfer
  • Kyle Nathaniel Blanks (b. 1986), American Major League Baseball outfielder and first baseman
  • Lance Blanks (b. 1966), retired American professional basketball player
  • Larvell Blanks (b. 1950), American former Major League Baseball infielder who played from 1972 to 1980
  • Billy Wayne Blanks (b. 1955), American Martial arts champion, actor, and the inventor of Tae-Bo
  • W. D. Blanks, American politician, Member of Virginia State Senate 25th District, 1912-15 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jamie Blanks, Australian Screamfest Award winning film director and composer, best known for his direction of the 1998 cult slasher film Urban Legend
  • Kristaps Blanks (b. 1986), Latvian football striker

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Suggested Readings for the name Blanks


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Suggested Readings for the name Blanks



  • The Blanks Family by John Human Wilson.

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Blanks Family Crest Products


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 26th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Caroline 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caroline1855.shtml
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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The Blanks Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blanks 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 11 November 2016 at 10:31.

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