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Re: Blanchfield Family Tree - Kilkenny
Posted by: brian carney (ID *****2727) Date: July 03, 2003 at 22:51:11
In Reply to: Re: Blanchfield Family Tree - Kilkenny by William Hackett-Jones of 127

re blanchfield name origins


to the best of my knowledge the irish blanchfields came from "blanchville" in wales which was a conmpletely Norman village and is now known as Whittington (of Dick Whittington's cat fame). the lord there was Fulc de Wrantz from Lorraine (where the French Blanchville is located). de Wrantz is the same as the Kilkenny name Freney today and the Wrantz and Blanchville appqarently went over to Ireland when the welsh recaptured the territory around Whittington.

This info is generally available under the Whittington sites.

Kind regards

Brian Carney


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