Blank Family

The Blank family is a family of Jews, some of whom converted to Orthodox Christianity in the Russian Empire, mostly notable as the immediate ancestry of the maternal grandfather of Vladimir Lenin according to various published researchers who suggest that Lenin's maternal grandfather was a Jewish convert to Christianity (Alexander Blank). Whether or not Lenin, whose matrilineal "Blank" surname also traces to non-Jewish German roots, was actually partly descended from the Jewish Blank family remains contested.

Read more about Blank FamilyMoshe (Dmitry) Blank, Abel (Dmitry) Blank, Srul (Alexander) Blank, Later Generations

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Blank Family - Later Generations
... The Blank daughters married becoming Veretennikova, Ulyanova, Zalezhsky, Lavrova, and Ardasheva ... Currently, there are known 130 descendants of Alexander Blank ... The most notable is the family of Maria Alexandrovna Blank who married Ilya Ulyanov, parents of Vladimir Lenin (born Vladimir Ulyanov), and other notable revolutionaries ...

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