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The name Balendine was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Balendine family lived in Lanarkshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Balendine family


The surname Balendine 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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Early History of the Balendine family

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Early History of the Balendine family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Balendine 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 Balendine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Balendine Spelling Variations

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Balendine Spelling Variations


Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Balendine has appeared as Ballentine, Ballantyne, Ballantine, Ballentyne, Bannentyne, Bannantyne, Ballanden, Ballanden, Ballendine, Ballendyne, Ballentine and many more.

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Early Notables of the Balendine family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Balendine family (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...
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Migration of the Balendine family to Ireland

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Migration of the Balendine family to Ireland


Some of the Balendine family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Balendine family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Balendine family to the New World and Oceana


The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them: Dougal Ballentine who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1767.

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