Blanchard Family History Society

Re(1): Galilee

Blanchard is personal surname, in other words, it originally described the bearer. It meant one who rode a white horse, or one who had a white beard, or who wore white clothes, etc, so there is no single source for the surname, and sprung up in several places across France and French speaking areas of Europe in the medieval period. So there is no single Blanchard family, but many Blanchard families, all unrelated by DNA. In the UK, 12 genetically distinct Blanchard families have been identified so far, and no doubt more will be found as more people get their DNA profile.

I have never heard a rumour that any Blanchard came from Galilee. What is the source of this rumour?



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