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Blancher Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): variant of Blanchard with loss of -d. French and English (of Norman origin): occupational name from Old French blancheour ‘bleacher’ derived from blancheier ‘to make white’.

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


Similar surnames: Blacher, Blanche, Blanch, Blanchard, Fancher, Blache, Banchero

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Where is the Blancher family from?

You can see how Blancher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blancher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Blancher families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 7 Blancher families living in New York. This was about 39% of all the recorded Blancher's in USA. New York had the highest population of Blancher families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Blancher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Blancher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Blancher. 29% of Blancher men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Blancher women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blancher were Salesman and Maid. .

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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
    29%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    24%
  • Seamstress
    16%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Maid
    16%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Blancher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blancher 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 316 immigration records available for the last name Blancher. 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 Cards

There are 511 military records available for the last name Blancher. For the veterans among your Blancher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blancher lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Blancher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Blancher in 1964 was 80, and 59 in 2003.

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