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Soon after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, the name Branchflour was recognized on the island as a name for a man with a pale appearance. This nickname derives from the Old French blanch, meaning white or pale, and fleur, meaning flower.

Branchflour Early Origins



The surname Branchflour was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Kingston, and conjecturally the family is descended from Hubert de St. Clar who held his lands from the Count of Mortaine at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book Survey in 1086 A.D.

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Branchflour Spelling Variations


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Branchflour 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 Blanceflower, Blanchflower, Blancheflower, Blanchflour, Blankflower and many more.

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Branchflour Early History


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Branchflour Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Branchflour research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Branchflour History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Branchflour Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Branchflour Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Branchflour 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



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain. 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 Atlanti c. 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 Branchflour or a variant listed above: Elizabeth Blanchflower who settled in Barbados in 1678.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Branchflour Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Branchflour 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 6 June 2014 at 11:06.

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