The name Balders is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. Balders was a name used for a person who was bald deriving its origin from the Old English word Bealla,
which meant bald.
The surname may also refer to someone who had a rotund or stocky stature.
Early Origins of the Balders family
The surname Balders was first found in Cheshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Balders family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Balders research.Another 335 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1381, 1887, 1631, 1690, 1680, 1626, 1640, 1631, 1690, 1675, 1664, 1530, 1553, 1992, 1637, 1530, 1553, 1992 and are included under the topic Early Balders History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Balders Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Balders include Ball, Balle, Balls, Balders and others.
Early Notables of the Balders family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include William Ball (or Balle, c. 1631-1690), an English astronomer; Sir Peter Ball (died 1680), an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1626 and 1640, Attorney General to Queen Henrietta Maria; William Ball (Balle) (c.
1631-1690), an English... Another 113 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Balders Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Balders family to Ireland
Some of the Balders family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 252 words (18 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Balders family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Balders were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: George Ball who settled in St. Christopher in 1635; Goodwife Ball settled in Virginia in 1623; Allen Ball settled in New Haven Conn. in 1630; Eliza Ball settled in Virginia in 1651.
The Balders Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fulcrum dignitatis virtus
Motto Translation: Virtue is the support of dignity