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Subject: Re: Rothshild/Rotschild? Blanchard? Schoonbeek? Oostveen?
Author: Sagani   (guest)
Date: May 15, 2004 at 6:33 AM
Reply to: Rothshild/Rotschild? Blanchard? Schoonbeek? Oostveen? by Daniel B.

Blanchard is the 62nd French surname.
It comes probably from an old first name: "blank",brilliant and "hard"
hard.
There is also another possibility: the surname comes from a colour of
skin "white" but it is a diminutif with a negative meaning

see the French Site: www.ancetre.com

Regards

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