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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Balcer is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Hertfordshire. The name was taken from the market town of Baldock in Hertfordshire. This place name is of an unusual Arabic derivation. The town was named by the Knights Templar, who held a manor in the area in the 12th century, after the city of Baghdad, which was spelled Baldac in Old English. It means the city of Dat.

Balcer Early Origins



The surname Balcer was first found in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Balcer Spelling Variations


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Balcer Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Balcer has been spelled many different ways, including Baldock, Balldock, Balldcock, Baldcock and others.

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Balcer Early History


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Balcer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Balcer research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1624, 1691, 1307 and 1327 are included under the topic Early Balcer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Balcer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Balcer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Balcer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Balcers to arrive in North America: Dasey Baldock, who came to Virginia in 1638; Sarah Baldock, who arrived in Maryland in 1774; Richard Baldock, who settled in Rappahannock Virginia in 1747.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Balcer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Balcer (post 1700)



  • Frank J. Balcer Sr. (1896-1992), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Tuscola County, 1958, 1960
  • Frank Adelbert Balcer Jr. (1889-1965), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 8th District, 1961-62
  • Floyd Balcer, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 16th District, 1932

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Balcer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Balcer 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.

    This page was last modified on 3 November 2015 at 11:30.

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