The name Balauncer finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons
. It was given to one 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 Balauncer family
The surname Balauncer was first found in Warwickshire
, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Balauncer family
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Balauncer Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Balauncer has been recorded under many different variations, including Balancer, Balance, Ballancer, Ballance, Balauncer, Ballauncer, Balancor and many more.
Early Notables of the Balauncer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Balauncer family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Balauncer or a variant listed above: Joseph Balance who arrived in Virginia in 1635.