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Blanchard Name Meaning

French and English (of Norman origin): from the French medieval personal name Blanchard from an ancient Germanic name composed of the elements blank ‘white shining’ + hard ‘strong brave’. French and English: derivative of Blanc .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Biancardi, Bernhard, Bouchard, Manhardt, Banghart, Blanch, Blancher

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Where is the Blanchard family from?

You can see how Blanchard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blanchard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Blanchard families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 188 Blanchard families living in New York. This was about 19% of all the recorded Blanchard's in USA. New York had the highest population of Blanchard families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Blanchard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Blanchard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Blanchard. 16% of Blanchard men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Blanchard women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blanchard were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
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Passenger Lists

There are 27,000 immigration records available for the last name Blanchard. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 45,000 military records available for the last name Blanchard. For the veterans among your Blanchard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blanchard lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Blanchard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Blanchard in 1943 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

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