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The origins of the Balan name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Balan was originally derived from a family having lived in Suffolk, where they held a family seat in the village of Baylham, from which they took their name.
The surname Balan was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Balan include Baalham, Balan, Baylham, Balum, Balam, Ballam, Balaam and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Balan research. Another 472 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1212, 1275, 1500, 1568, 1577, 1600, 1635, 1684, and 1830 are included under the topic Early Balan History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Balan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Balan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Balan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
The Balan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Balan 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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