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The surname Balendend was first used in the Scottish/English Borderlands by an ancient Scottish people called the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name for someone who lived in Lanarkshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Balendend Early Origins



The surname Balendend was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they had been settled from ancient times.

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Balendend Early History


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Balendend Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Balendend research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1153, 1153, 1460, 1680, 1800, 1545, 1608, 1605, 1671, 1616 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Balendend History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Balendend Spelling Variations


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Balendend Spelling Variations



Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. Balendend has been spelled Ballentine, Ballantyne, Ballantine, Ballentyne, Bannentyne, Bannantyne, Ballanden, Ballanden, Ballendine, Ballendyne, Ballentine and many more.

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Balendend Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Balendend Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was George Bannatyne (1545-1608), collector of Scottish poems, eponym of the Bannatyne Club in Edinburgh; Richard Bannatyne (died 1605), Scottish clergyman and scribe who served as secretary...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Balendend Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Balendend In Ireland


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Balendend In Ireland



Some of the Balendend family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlantic. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Among them: Dougal Ballentine who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1767.

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