The name Balancer comes from one of the family having worked as a maker of balances
and scales and the precise weights needed in the use of such devices having derived from the English word balancer
and the Old French word balancier
. The Norman Conquest
in 1066 led to a mingling of French and the various dialects of English that were then common. As a result, the line between English and French name origins is often less than definitive in cases dating from this time.
Early Origins of the Balancer family
The surname Balancer was first found in Warwickshire
, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Balancer family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Balancer research.Another 359 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1196, 1283, 1300, 1500 and 1316 are included under the topic Early Balancer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Balancer Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Balancer have been found, including: Balancer, Balance, Ballancer, Ballance, Balauncer, Ballauncer, Balancor and many more.
Early Notables of the Balancer family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Balancer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Balancer family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Balancer, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Joseph Balance who arrived in Virginia in 1635.