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Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Blanche f. Old French blanc 'white, pale', from Old High German blanch, Middle High German blanc. Fem. of Blanch.

The name of a 12th C queen of Castille, a 13th C queen consort of Navarre, a 13th C queen consort of France, a 14th C queen consort of Norway, two 14th C queen consorts of France, a 14th C queen consort of Germany and Bohemia, and two 15th C queens of Navarre.

Czech Republic
Latin
1355 Blancze (dat) chlumecky 96
England
Latin
1189 Blanke (gen) GASurv p. 223
Early Modern English
1559/60 Blainch RegSASel p. 5; 1572 Blanche BUmar-vol1 p. 25; 1577 Blanch COmar-vol2 p. 70, COmar-vol5 p. 5; 1581 Blanch StAnthonlin p. 28; 1584 Blanch COmar-vol5 p. 7; 1585 Blanch ibid. p. 7, Blanche ibid. p. 7; 1587 Blanch ibid. p. 8; 1594 Blanch StAnthonlin p. 37; 1595 Blanch CAmar-vol1 p. 5; 1597 Blanch COmar-vol5 p. 86
France
Latin
1138x62 Blanca (abl) clairvaux-12thc 59, Blancha (abl) ibid. 59; 1257 Blancha (nom) ArrestReg-volI IV, Candlemas; 1259 Blanche (gen) ibid. XI, Pentecost; 1378 Blancam (acc) hanquetvol1 2295, Blancha (nom) ibid. 557, Blanche (gen) ibid. 557
Old French
1296 Blanche paris1296 p. 7
Middle French
1563 Blanche RegPCC-1 p. 19; 1564 Blanche ibid. p. 56; 1565 Blanche ibid. p. 140; 1566 Blanche ibid. p. 238; 1567 Blanche ibid. p. 317; 1570 Blanche ibid. p. 422; 1571 Blanche ibid. p. 458
Italy
Latin
1265x1339 Blanca (nom) BBC-Berg 146; 1464 Blanca (abl) CUP-III-I CCXXXI; 1522x1532 Biancha (nom) DSF p. 58, 39, Biancuccia (nom) ibid. p. 52, 34
1464 Blanchinæ (gen) CUP-III-I CCXXXI; 1522x1532 Biancolella (nom) DSF p. 51, 20, Biancucia (nom) ibid. p. 52, 36
Portugal
Latin
1209 Blanca (nom) PHGCRP-I no. 10, Blancæ (dat) ibid. no. 10; 1269 Blancæ (dat) ibid. no. 11
Spain
Latin
1489 Blancha (nom) carbonell p. 36
1487 Blanquina (nom) carbonell p. 11; 1488 Blanquina (nom) ibid. p. 23; 1489 Blanquina (nom) ibid. p. 30; 1490 Blanquina (nom) ibid. p. 41; 1491 Blanquina (nom) ibid. p. 52; 1492 Blanquina (nom) ibid. p. 66
Catalan
1510 Blanqua valencia1510 4462
1510 Blanquina valencia1510 3221
Switzerland
Latin
14thCx1478 Blancha (nom) Ob-SPVn (25)
Wales
Early Modern English
1588 Blanch RegLlantrithyd p. 33
Cite as: J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Blanche". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2016/1/name/Blanche.