Baldin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The distinguished surname Baldin can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Lombardy. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The most common type of family name found in the region of Lombardy is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Baldin came from the Germanic word baltha, which means gallant, bold.

Early Origins of the Baldin family

The surname Baldin was first found in the city of Cremona, which lies just south of Milan. The earliest records of the family lie here with the Baldesio family in the 8th century.

Important Dates for the Baldin family

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Baldin Spelling Variations

Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristic. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Baldin include Baldo, Baldi, Baudi, Baudo, Bauda, De Baudi, Debaudi, Baldelli, Baldella, Baldetti, Balde, Baldini, Baldin, Baldinotti, Balducci, Baldocci, Baldoni, Baldizzone, Baldacchi, Baldaco, Baldacchino, Baldecchi, Baldacci, Baldassi, Baldasso, Baldas, Baldassini, Baldasseroni, Baldassarini, Baldana, Balda China, Baldassin, Baldazzi, Baldani, Baldan, Baldaro, Baldari, Baldesi, Baldrati, Baldironi, Baudino, Baudinelli, Bauduccio, Baudone, Baudizzone, Baudacci, Baudassi, Baudasso and many more.

Early Notables of the Baldin family (pre 1700)

Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Rinaldo Baldacchini in Cortona in 1160, who owned much land and many castles; his son Filippo d' Antonio Baldacchini was a count in a Papal castle; Cino Baldi of Novara was a famous religious man in 1296 and Lapo Baldi took his position and status in 1298; Percivalle Baldissone was ambassador to Pope Martino IV in 1281 in Genoa. A soldier of the Baldin lineage at this time was Pace Baldassino, who lived in Gubbio in 950. Also from this family in Gubbio was Baldoino Baldassini who was a count, San...
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Baldin migration to the United States

Early records show that people bearing the name Baldin arrived in North America quite early:

Baldin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jo Baldin, aged 13, who landed in New England in 1635 [1]
  • Joh Baldin, aged 13, who landed in America in 1635 [1]
  • William Baldin, aged 9, who arrived in New England in 1635 [1]
  • William Baldin, who landed in Virginia in 1664 [1]
  • Rich Baldin, who landed in Virginia in 1664 [1]
Baldin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Margarethe Baldin, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1792 [1]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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