The name lablanc is rooted in the Medieval culture that existed in northern France in a region known as Normandy
. It was a name for someone who was a person who was "blanc" or in English "white." It was no doubt originally given to someone either because of their blond hair or because of a reputation for purity and piety.
Early Origins of the lablanc family
The surname lablanc was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where this ancient family were part of the Royal House of Blois and held a family seat
with lands, titles, estates and manors. Members of this family were the hereditary Barons of Bailleul of Norman Conquest
fame, and who assisted Duke William of Normandy, head of the House of Blois, in his conquest of England
in 1066. Members of this distinguished and Royal family branched to many locations throughout Europe and amongst the locations were: Silesia
, Holland, Italy and Britain. Perhaps the oldest of the name was Blanche of Navarre (1226-1283), also known as Blanche of Champagne
, was the daughter of Theobald the Troubador, King of Navarre and Count of Champagne, and his second wife Agnes of Beaujeu. Blanche of Navarre (French: Blanche d'Évreux) (1330-1398) was Queen consort of France as the wife of King Philip VI of France. Blanche I (1387-1441) was Queen of Navarre from 1425 to 1441 and her daughter Blanche II of Navarre (1424-1464), was titular Queen of Navarre (1461-1464) and by marriage Princess of Asturias.
Early History of the lablanc family
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lablanc Spelling Variations
Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations
of this name, lablanc some of which are Leblanc, Lebland, Leblang, Le Blanc, Blanc, Blanche, Blanchet, Blancheteau, Blancheton, Blanchonnet, Blanchot, Blanchaud, Blanquet, Blancot, Bianchi, Blanchecappe, Blanchecotte, Le Blank, Blank, Blanque, Blanke, Blancke and many more.
Early Notables of the lablanc family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lablanc family to the New World and Oceana
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name lablanc were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name lablanc were Anne, Catherine, Elizabeth, Desiré LeBlanc with his wife Marie, Jacques LeBlanc and with his wife Joseth, Simon LeBlanc with his wife Marie Joseph, and Jerome LeBlanc, who all settled in Oxford county in Quebec in 1763.
The lablanc Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Sans tache
Motto Translation: Without stain.