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The Strathclyde-Briton people of ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Balanting. The Balanting family lived in Lanarkshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Balanting family


The surname Balanting 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.

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Early History of the Balanting family

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Early History of the Balanting family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Balanting 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 Balanting History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Balanting Spelling Variations

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Balanting Spelling Variations


Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Balanting has been spelled Ballentine, Ballantyne, Ballantine, Ballentyne, Bannentyne, Bannantyne, Ballanden, Ballanden, Ballendine, Ballendyne, Ballentine and many more.

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Early Notables of the Balanting family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Balanting 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...
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Migration of the Balanting family to Ireland

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Migration of the Balanting family to Ireland


Some of the Balanting 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.

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Migration of the Balanting family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Balanting family to the New World and Oceana


Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlantic. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them: Dougal Ballentine who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1767.

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