Origin of Surname
George Balleine gives the origin as the early French for white foot but says:
Blampied, white-foot, is a puzzle. One wonders how the whiteness of a man's feet attracted the attention of his neighbours. Yet it is not the corruption of some other word, for we get the name Whitefoot in England. Perhaps it was given in scorn to a man too dainty to get his feet dirty.
We previously showed here that although a common Jersey name from the 16th Century to the present, Blampied did not appear to have any older roots in the island. The name is found in the Extente of 1528 and the Jersey Chantry Certificate of 1550 contains four Blampieds.
However, we had somehow overlooked the spelling variations listed in our Comprehensive list of Jersey surnames and now shown below. We are indebted to a Blampied descendant for pointing out that Jersey Archive contains a contract dated 1402 between Guille de St Martin Seigneur of the Fief de la Trinity and several tenants, including John Blancpie dit Petit, John Blancpie the elder, and John Blancpie the younger. This suggests that the Blampied name was found in Trinity from the 14th century, there being three adult males by 1402.
- Blampied 1607
- Blampy 1528
- Blancpy 1484
- Blancpie 1402
- Blancpuy 1381
This is very much a Trinity family. Of the 1386 Blampied births and baptisms in our database, 514 were recorded in Trinity. The other northern and central parishes - St John (191), St Mary (60), St Martin (108), St Peter (164) provide another 523. The family hardly ventured into the south east of the island, with a total of only 61 registrations in St Saviour, St Clement and Grouville.
There is also a Blanpied family in the United States, descended from Guernsey-born Elisha Blampied. who emigrated to Ohio sometime before 1820. At some point this family adopted the French spelling.
These Blampied family trees are currently subject to a detailed review. Details were added and corrections made during 2020 and the process is ongoing. Researchers are advised to check different trees because there are still unresolved differences. The problem is particularly apparent in the Trinity descendancies, researching which is not helped because so many Blampied men married Blampied cousins, many of them with the given name Rachel
- Descendants of Gilles Blampied (1565)
- Descendants of Jean Blampied (1580)
- Blampieds of Blampied Farm St Lawrence (c1550)
- Descendants of Josue Blampied
- Descendants of Josue Blampied - 2, a different Josue Added 2021
- Descendants of Jean Blampied
- Descendants of Jean Blampied - 2, a new descendant branch of the above tree, starting with a different Jean Added 2019
- Descendants of Nicollas Blampied Added 2018
- Descendants of Charles Blampied and Marie Picot: A new tree claiming a different descent from Descendants of Jean Blampied - 2
- Descendants of Thomas Blampied Added 2022
- Descendants of Philipot Blampied Added 2022
- Blampied baptisms in Jersey
- Blampied marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Blampied marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Blampied burials in Jersey
Biographies and family histories
- Capt Blampied of the schooner Reaper feared lost in 1848
- Mr G V Blampied and his family's return to South Africa was reported in the Evening Post in 1920
Great War service
World War 2 casualties
Emigrant to Canada
- Philip Blampied was a carpenter living at 58 King Street in 1841
- C P Blampied was at 23 Queen Street in the 1910s and '20s
- W J Blampied was a printer at 13 Broad Street from the 1880s
Lt Blampied photographed by Henry Mullins
1901 postcard to Miss E Blampied of Les Avenues Trinity. This was Eveline Blampied, youngest child of Charles William and Sophia. Trinity-born Charles (1839- ) farmed at Les Avenues. He married Sophia Louisa Le Boutillier (1844- ) in St Brelade, her home parish, in 1867. At the time he was a carpenter, the son of sailor Richard Josue, and Susanne, nee de Gruchy. The couple were farming 23 vergees at Rue du Nord, Trinity, by 1871, but their first three children, Sophia Louisa (1868- ), Alice (1872- ) and Lilian Alice (1876- ) were baptised in St Brelade. Eveline (1881- ) and her brother John Adolphus (1877- ) were baptised in Trinity.
A postcard sent to Dorice Blampied, who lived near the Post Office in St Mary in 1905. She was born in 1893 and lived at home with her parents William and Anna, nee Trachy, and older brother William. In 1922 she married Philip Marquand de La Haye in St Peter
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