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Balcom Surname History


Origins Available: English , Scottish


The chronicles of the Balcom family reach back into Scottish history to an ancient tribe known as the Picts. The ancestors of the Balcom family lived in Balcomie, in the parish of Crail, in the county of Fifeshire.


Early Origins of the Balcom family


The surname Balcom was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Balcom family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Balcom research.
Another 62 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1297, 1359, 1380, and 1672 are included under the topic Early Balcom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Balcom Spelling Variations


When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations every time they were written. Balcom has been written Balcom, Balcome, Balcomb, Balcomm, Balcombe and others.

Early Notables of the Balcom family (pre 1700)


More information is included under the topic Early Balcom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Balcom family to the New World and Oceana


The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Balcom:

Balcom Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Alexander Balcom, who settled in Rhode Island in 1664
  • Henry Balcom, who is on record in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1664

Balcom Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • S. Balcom who arrived in San Francisco, California, in 1802
  • Pelimon A Balcom, who landed in Colorado in 1884 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Balcom Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • A. Balcom, aged 29, who landed in America from London, in 1903
  • Fred Balcom, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Lena Balcom, aged 27, who emigrated to America, in 1907
  • Carrie M. Balcom, aged 38, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Chester Balcom, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Balcom Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jonas Balcom, who arrived in Nova Scotia some time between 1735-1835

Contemporary Notables of the name Balcom (post 1700)


  • Homer G. Balcom (1870-1938), American structural engineer who was responsible for designing the Empire State Building
  • C.M. "Sandy" Balcom, American co-founder of the Balcom and Vaughan Pipe Organ, Inc., a builder of pipe organs based in Seattle until the early 1980s
  • Sam R. Balcom, American director and writer, known for The Ore (2007), Texas Fortune (2005) and The Damage Done (2010)
  • Linda K. "Lannie" Balcom (1941-1991), American model and actress
  • Ransom Balcom, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Chenango County, 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Lyman Balcom, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Steuben County 2nd District, 1868 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Henry Balcom, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Chenango County, 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George Lewis Balcom (1819-1900), American Republican politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives, 1855-57; Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives, 1883-84 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Carroll H. Balcom, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 3rd District, 1946, 1948 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Benjamin H. Balcom, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1960 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Balcom family



Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Harold C.  Balcom (1890-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the explosion but later died due to injuries [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

See Also



Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance


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