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The story of the Baldbirny family begins in ancient Scotland among the Pictish clans. The Baldbirny family lived in the lands of Balbirnie in Fife. The name is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

Baldbirny Early Origins



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

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Baldbirny Spelling Variations


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Baldbirny Spelling Variations



Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Baldbirny has appeared Balbirnie, Balbirney, Ballbirnie, Ballbirney, Ballbyrnie, Bawbyrny, Baldbernie and many more.

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Baldbirny Early History


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Baldbirny Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baldbirny research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1483, 1508, 1622 and 1699 are included under the topic Early Baldbirny History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Baldbirny Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Baldbirny Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Baldbirny Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Baldbirny In Ireland


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Baldbirny In Ireland



Some of the Baldbirny family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 111 words (8 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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The Great Migration



Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Baldbirny name: Charles Balbirnie who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1827; and then moved westward.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    10. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
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    The Baldbirny Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Baldbirny 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 21 October 2013 at 14:21.

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