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Where did the German Balog family come from? What is the German Balog family crest and coat of arms? When did the Balog family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Balog family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Balogh, Balof, Balhorn, Belloch, Belloch, Balog and others.

First found in Austria, where the name Balogh became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Balog research. Another 135 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 154 and 1542 are included under the topic Early Balog History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Balog Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Balog Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Stephen Balog, who was naturalized in Illinois in 1910

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  • James Balog (b. 1952), American photographer
  • Zoltán Balog (b. 1978), Hungarian professional football defender
  • Zsolt Balog (b. 1978), Hungarian professional football defender
  • Vilmos Balog (b. 1975), Hungarian boxer at the 2004 Summer Olympics
  • Leonarda Balog (b. 1993), Croatian football defender


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  1. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
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The Balog Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Balog Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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