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English translation: blanche = white = weiss

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06:34 May 9, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: what does my last name "blanche" mean
name casey blanche
Casey Blanche
English translation:blanche = white = weiss
Explanation:
It's French and means the color "white", which in German would be "weiss", in Spanish "blanco"

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Summary of answers provided
nainnocent, untainted
Roland Grefer
nafear, clear complexionxxxjcv
nawhite (feminine)
Caro Maucher
nafrench word for "white", "shining"
Karl Apsel
nablanche = white = weisssamsi


  

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blanche = white = weiss


Explanation:
It's French and means the color "white", which in German would be "weiss", in Spanish "blanco"

have a nice day
nice regards


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samsi
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Astrid Elke Witte
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10 mins
french word for "white", "shining"


Explanation:
Check out this webpage:

http://www.babywatch.to/namesuk/b/blanche.html

"This name comes from France. Most are quite recent, compared to older names there are known as 'Gaelish'. It is just France words, that often sound beautiful from themselves. The ancient map gives you an idea of the origin of this name."

"This is the french word for white, shining."

Hope that helps... :-)

Karl







    Reference: http://www.babywatch.to/namesuk/b/blanche.html
Karl Apsel
Ireland
Local time: 22:43
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 94
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6 hrs
white (feminine)


Explanation:
I agree to the others, (white rather than shining), but would like to point out that blanche is the feminine form of the adjective blanc.
Regards, C.

Caro Maucher
Germany
Local time: 23:43
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 111

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Andrea Kopf
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20 hrs
fear, clear complexion


Explanation:
I'am sorry, but I can't translate the following about the name "Blanche" (also a first name) into english:
"Le féminin, Blanche, resté en matronyme évoque la blancheur du teint, de la peau, si prisée au moyen âge chez la femme.
Matronyme
...un certain nombre de matronymes sont passés aux descendants. Le cas s'est produit pour des femmes seules, mais ne concerne pas exclusivement les filles-mères. Une veuve restée longtemps chef de famille a pu marquer suffisamment son empreinte pour que son nom, son surnom, passât à la "maison".
Extraits de:
Albert DAUZAT
Les Noms de famille de France, 3e édition revue par M.-T. Morlet, 1977
Blanche est également un prénom de femme, exemple:
Blanche d'Aragon-Navarre (1424-1464)
Blanche de Bourgogne (1296-1326)
Blanche de Castille (1188-1252)


    Albert DAUZAT, Les Noms de famille de France
xxxjcv
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104 days
innocent, untainted


Explanation:
Your last name appears to be an abbreviation of "carte blanche". Blanche in and by itself means "white", a color also associated in most Western cultures with innocence. A carte blanche can be more than a free ticket, it's like somebody handing you a platinum credit card without any strings attached and with a limitless budget, telling you to do with it whatever you please.

On the other hand, this is also closely related to the latin "tabula rasa", the empty sheet of paper, which has not yet been tainted by color or ink. Until it is being used for a specific purpose, it remains a untainted, a symbol of innocence.

Roland Grefer
Local time: 17:43
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 231
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