Blanchard Family History

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Blanchard Name Meaning

French and English: from the French medieval personal name Blancard, Blanchard, from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements blank ‘white’, ‘shining’ + hard ‘strong’, ‘brave’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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

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Blanchard Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Blanchard name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Blanchard. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


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Blanchard Family Origin

Where is the Blanchard family from?

Blanchard Family Occupations

What did your Blanchard ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Blanchard family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blanchard. The most common Blanchard occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Blanchard's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Blanchard ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Blanchard Historical Records

What Blanchard family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 267,000 census records available for the last name Blanchard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blanchard census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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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Draft Card

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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Blanchard Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Blanchard

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Blanchard ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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