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Origin and popularity of the name BLANC


Blanc : 1: 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.2: Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Blank.3: English (southern): variant of Blank or Blong.4: West Indian (mainly Haiti): nickname possibly ironic of the same origin as 1 above. Compare Leblanc.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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