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Subject: Re: Rothshild/Rotschild? Blanchard? Schoonbeek? Oostveen?
Author: Sean Foglai   (guest)
Date: May 14, 2004 at 11:00 PM
Reply to: Rothshild/Rotschild? Blanchard? Schoonbeek? Oostveen? by Daniel B.

A little help for the obvious ...

Rothschild, I think means a red-headed or complexioned child. It's found in German and by extention English families, with Jewish families being fairly common ...hence the famous "Rothchild's".

Blanchard, I believe means 'white' or 'blonde' and has roots in many Indo-European languages ...French seems to be the form you cite ...others will confirm?

For the Dutch names, I'll defer to my more learned friends on this forum ....

The Dutch names, I'm sure will be

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