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An ancient Strathclyde-Briton family from the Scottish/English Borderlands were the first to use the name Balderston. They lived in the region of West Lothian or Linlithgow.

Balderston Early Origins



The surname Balderston was first found in West Lothian, or Linlithgow, where they were very anciently seated. The lands of Balderstone were originally held by a man named Baldhere or Bealdhere, or Baldheres town. He held a family seat there about the year 1150.

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Balderston Spelling Variations


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Balderston Spelling Variations



Before the printing press standardized spelling in the last few hundred years, no general rules existed in the English language. Spelling variations in Scottish names from the Middle Ages are common even within a single document. Balderston has been spelled Balderstone, Balderstoun, Balderston, Balderton, Batherstain, Baldirston, Baldirstone, Baldirstan, Baldirstoun, Baldeston and many more.

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Balderston Early History


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Balderston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Balderston research. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1599, 1628, 1634, and 1663 are included under the topic Early Balderston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Balderston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Balderston Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Balderston 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



For Scottish immigrants, the great expense of travel to North America did not seem such a problem in those unstable times. Acres of land awaited them and many got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. These Scots and their ancestors went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:

Balderston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Balderston, who arrived in America in 1810
  • John Balderston, who arrived in Maryland in 1834

Balderston Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Balderston arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Gratitude" in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GRATITUDE 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Gratitude.gif

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Contemporary Notables of the name Balderston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Balderston (post 1700)



  • Keith Justin Balderston (b. 1970), American actor, known for 5 Minutes (2014), Lunch Break (2013) and Revenge (2013)
  • John Lloyd Balderston (1889-1954), American two-time Academy Award nominated playwright and screenwriter, known for The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Frankenstein (1931) and Dracula (1931)
  • Kurt Balderston, Canadian curler from Sexsmith, Alberta, Canadian Mixed champion in 1992

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Suggested Readings for the name Balderston


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Suggested Readings for the name Balderston



  • The Balderston Family, Colora Branch.
  • Balderston Family History by Marion Balderston.

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Motto


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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: Constance et ferme
Motto Translation: Perserverance and decision.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GRATITUDE 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Gratitude.gif

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  3. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  4. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. 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.
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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The Balderston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Balderston 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 22 November 2016 at 08:05.

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