Lanarkshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Balentine family
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.
Early History of the Balentine family
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Balentine Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Balentine family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Balentine family to Ireland
Some of the Balentine family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Balentine family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland, many decided to head out for North America. 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
Balentine Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Balentine (post 1700)
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