The name Balgy is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who 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.
Early Origins of the Balgy family
The surname Balgy was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Balgy family
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Balgy Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Balgy include Balguy, Balgy, Balgay, Baulgy, Balgie, Ballguy and many more.
Early Notables of the Balgy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Balgy family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Frances Balgay, who came to America in 1763.