The name Balancor is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who 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 Balancor family
The surname Balancor was first found in Warwickshire
, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Balancor family
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Balancor Spelling Variations
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 Balancor include Balancer, Balance, Ballancer, Ballance, Balauncer, Ballauncer, Balancor and many more.
Early Notables of the Balancor family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Balancor family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Joseph Balance who arrived in Virginia in 1635.