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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • French and Catalan : descriptive nickname for a man with white or fair hair or a pale complexion, from Old French, Catalan blanc ‘white’.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : ornamental name from German blank ‘bright’, ‘shiny’.

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