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Blanc Name Meaning

French and Catalan: descriptive nickname for a man with light blond hair or a pale complexion from Old French Catalan blanc ‘white’. Compare French Deblanc and Leblanc and also Blan and White . Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Blank . English (southern): variant of Blank or Blong . West Indian (mainly Haiti): nickname possibly ironic of the same origin as 1 above. Compare Leblanc .

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


Similar surnames: Blank, Blanck, Blanco, Blanch, Bianco, Bland, Blunt, Blind, Blatt

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Where is the Blanc family from?

You can see how Blanc families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blanc family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Blanc families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Blanc families living in Louisiana. This was about 78% of all the recorded Blanc's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Blanc families in 1840.
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What did your Blanc ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Blanc. 19% of Blanc men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Blanc women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blanc were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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
    19%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Carpenter
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Seamstress
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Blanc. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blanc census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Blanc. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Blanc. For the veterans among your Blanc ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blanc lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Blanc life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Blanc in 1946 was 33, and 71 in 2004.

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