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

Balentine Early Origins



The surname Balentine 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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Balentine Spelling Variations


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Balentine Spelling Variations



The many spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years Balentine has been spelled Ballentine, Ballantyne, Ballantine, Ballentyne, Bannentyne, Bannantyne, Ballanden, Ballanden, Ballendine, Ballendyne, Ballentine and many more.

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Balentine Early History


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Balentine Early History



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

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Balentine Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Balentine 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 Balentine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Balentine In Ireland


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Balentine In Ireland



Some of the Balentine 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



To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland, many decided to head out for North Ameri ca. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were:

Balentine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Balentine, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1858

Balentine Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • H.E. Balentine, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States, in 1912
  • Alvira Balentine, aged 18, who landed in America from Hamilton, Bermuda, in 1914
  • Arthur T Balentine, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1917
  • Gordon Balentine, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1923
  • Joseph A. Balentine, aged 26, who landed in America from Preston, Cuba, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Balentine (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Balentine (post 1700)



  • John Balentine, American managing editor of Current Publishing, a publishing company in southern Maine
  • Samuel E. Balentine, American editor-in-chief of the Interpretation, a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    4. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    9. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Balentine Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Balentine 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.

    This page was last modified on 11 February 2016 at 12:06.

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