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The name Bale arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Bale family lived in Norfolk, where they were found since the early Middle Ages in England from ancient times. The surname, however, derives from the area of Besle in Normandy, where they lived prior to the Norman Conquest in 1066. There is some debate as to whether this name is related to the name "Bailey", which is of occupational derivation, and refers to a Norman civil office similar to that of a sheriff or viscount.

Bale Early Origins



The surname Bale was first found in Norfolk at Bale, a village within the civil parish of Gunthorpe which dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Bathele. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The place name literally means "woodland or clearing where there are springs used for bathing." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The All Saints parish church dates back to the middle of the 14th century.

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Bale Spelling Variations


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Bale Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Bale, Bales and others.

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Bale Early History


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Bale Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bale research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1503, 1617, 1654, 1624, 1547, 1610, 1564 and 1590 are included under the topic Early Bale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bale Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bale Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Lorenzo d’Alessandro (c.1455-1503) was an Italian painter and interpreter of late gothic style; Sir John Bale, 1st Baronet (1617-1654), High Sheriff of Leicestershire in 1624; Sir Thomas Bale; Peter Bales (1547-1610?), English calligrapher, one of the...

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bale 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



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bale or a variant listed above:

Bale Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Alexander Bale, who arrived in Virginia in 1622
  • Alexander Bale who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Vincent Bale, who landed in Long Island in 1683

Bale Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Heinrich Bale, who arrived in New Jersey in 1750
  • Henry Bale, who landed in New Jersey in 1750
  • George Bale who settled in New England in 1772

Bale Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dudley Bale, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1813
  • James Bale, who arrived in Minnesota in 1849

Bale Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Henry Bale, aged 66 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Nelson's Village" departing from the port of Belfast, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 12)

Bale Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Bale, a bricklayer, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Charles Bale arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "City Of Adelaide" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CITY OF ADELAIDE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839CityOfAdelaide.htm

Bale Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Philip Bale arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edwin Fox" in 1875
  • Alfred Bale, aged 22, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bale (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bale (post 1700)



  • Christian Charles Philip Bale (b. 1974), English Actor and recipient of a Golden Globe award and the Best Supporting Actor Oscar at the 2011 Academy Awards

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 12)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CITY OF ADELAIDE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839CityOfAdelaide.htm

Other References

  1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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The Bale Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bale 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.

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