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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage Dutch

Meaning & History

Dutch and German nickname for a man with white or fair hair or a pale complexion, from Middle Low, Middle High German blanc "bright", "shining", "white", "beautiful", Middle Dutch blank "fair", "white".

Also a variant spelling of the English and Jewish (Ashkenazic) cognate Blanc or the German cognate Blanck.
Added 11/21/2016 by anonymous