The ancient Scottish name Balentine was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The original bearer of the name lived in Lanarkshire
, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Balentine family
The surname Balentine was first found in Lanarkshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland
, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire
, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they had been settled from ancient times.
Early History of the Balentine family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Balentine research.Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1153, 1153, 1460, 1680, 1800, 1545, 1608, 1605, 1671, 1616 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Balentine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Balentine Spelling Variations
The many spelling variations
in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years Balentine has been spelled Ballentine, Ballantyne, Ballantine, Ballentyne, Bannentyne, Bannantyne, Ballanden, Ballanden, Ballendine, Ballendyne, Ballentine and many more.
Early Notables of the Balentine family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was George Bannatyne (1545-1608), collector of Scottish poems, eponym of the Bannatyne Club in Edinburgh; Richard Bannatyne (died 1605), Scottish clergyman and scribe who served as secretary... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Balentine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Balentine family to Ireland
Some of the Balentine family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Balentine family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland
, many decided to head out for North America. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan
organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were:
Balentine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas Balentine, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1858 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)
Balentine Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- H.E. Balentine, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States, in 1912
- Alvira Balentine, aged 18, who landed in America from Hamilton, Bermuda, in 1914
- Arthur T Balentine, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1917
- Gordon Balentine, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1923
- Joseph A. Balentine, aged 26, who landed in America from Preston, Cuba, in 1923
Contemporary Notables of the name Balentine (post 1700)
- John Balentine, American managing editor of Current Publishing, a publishing company in southern Maine
- Samuel E. Balentine, American editor-in-chief of the Interpretation, a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal