Subject: Re: Blanchard Schoonbeek Oostveen
Author: Anon.   (guest)
Date: May 15, 2004 at 12:55 PM
Reply to: Re: Rothshild/Rotschild? Blanchard? Schoonbeek? Oostveen? by Sean Foglai

There's no need to wait for them, Schoonbeek = Fair brook, Oostveen = East bog. If Blanchard is read as blanc 'white' + ard, the ending 'without doubt' has pejorative value.

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