Origins Available: English
The ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname Balding came from the Old English personal name Bealding,
which was originally derived from the name Beald.
Early Origins of the Balding family
The surname Balding was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Balding family
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Balding Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Balding has been recorded under many different variations, including Balding, Baulding, Baldyne, Bolding, Baldyng, Beldyng, Baldinge and many more.
Early Notables of the Balding family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Balding family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Balding or a variant listed above:
Balding Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Francis Balding, who settled in Virginia in 1635
- Francis Balding, who arrived in Virginia in 1642 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
- Francis Balding, who sailed to Virginia in 1642
- Thomas Balding, who was on record in Jamaica in 1661
- Thomas Balding, who settled in Jamaica in 1661
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Balding Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Judith Balding, who settled in America in 1770
Contemporary Notables of the name Balding (post 1700)
- Rebecca Balding (b. 1948), American actress, best known for her roles in Lou Grant (1977), The Boogens (1981) and Charmed (1998)
- Jeff Balding, American audio engineer, mixer and record producer
- Ian Balding (b. 1938), American-born, British horse trainer
- Bruce Balding, American Portfolio Manager at Tocqueville Asset Management LP
- Adam Balding (b. 1979), English rugby union footballer
- Clare Victoria Balding OBE (b. 1971), English BBC television sports presenter and journalist
- Gerald Barnard "Toby" Balding Jr., OBE (1936-2014), British racehorse trainer who won the "big three" British jump races-the Grand National, Cheltenham Gold Cup and Champion Hurdle
- Allan George "Al" Balding (1924-2006), Canadian professional golfer who had four PGA wins
- David Balding, Australian mathematical statistician and Professor in Statistical Genetics at Imperial College London
Historic Events for the Balding family
- Mr. Harold Ross Balding (1920-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
The Balding 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: Sto Ro Veritate
Motto Translation: I stand for the truth.