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The many generations and branches of the Balgie family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a person of a conjectural profession. It is thought that this name is occupational in nature, due to the structure of the name of the first person to bear the name. Hugh le Balgy appears in the historical record in the Hundrendorum Rolls of 1273, in the county of Norfolk. The inclusion of the word le in a name usually indicates that it is occupational, however, no records exist which indicate what a balgy does.

Balgie Early Origins



The surname Balgie was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Balgie Spelling Variations


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Balgie Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Balgie were recorded, including Balguy, Balgy, Balgay, Baulgy, Balgie, Ballguy and many more.

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Balgie Early History


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Balgie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Balgie research. Another 253 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1379, 1397, 1399, 1503 and 1602 are included under the topic Early Balgie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Balgie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Balgie Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Balgie 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Balgie family emigrate to North America: Frances Balgay, who came to America in 1763.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    The Balgie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Balgie 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 31 January 2014 at 11:38.

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