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The ancestors of the Bald family lived among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. Bald is a name for someone who lived in Peeblesshire.

Bald Early Origins



The surname Bald was first found in Peebles, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Bald Spelling Variations


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Bald Spelling Variations



Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. Bald has been spelled Bald, Baald, Bauld and others.

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Bald Early History


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Bald Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bald research. Another 128 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1214, 1553, 1627, 1776, 1783, 1859, and 1861 are included under the topic Early Bald History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bald Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bald Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bald 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



Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlanti c. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Among them:

Bald Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francois Bald, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718
  • Elias Bald, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Robert Bald landed in Philadelphia in 1750
  • John Bald landed in Philadelphia in 1753
  • Jacob Bald, aged 35, landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bald Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Bald, who arrived in America in 1809
  • Anna Maria Bald, who settled in Baltimore in 1833
  • Michael Bald landed in Philadelphia in 1838
  • W Bald, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • John George Bald, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bald Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Bald arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Stebonheath" in 1849
  • George Bald, aged 38, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Joseph Rowan"
  • Thomas Bald, aged 25, a groom, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Joseph Rowan"
  • William Bald, aged 28, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Joseph Rowan"

Bald Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Bald, aged 28, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bald (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bald (post 1700)



  • Janet Ellen Bald, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1988
  • Robert Bald (1776-1861), Scottish surveyor and mining engineer
  • Bruce Bald, Editor

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    10. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
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    The Bald Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bald 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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