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The chronicles of the Balkaski family reach back into Scottish history to an ancient tribe known as the Picts. The ancestors of the Balkaski family lived on the lands of Balcaskie in the parish of Carnbee in Fife. The name is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

Early Origins of the Balkaski family


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

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Early History of the Balkaski family

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Early History of the Balkaski family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Balkaski research.
Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1600 are included under the topic Early Balkaski History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Balkaski Spelling Variations

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Balkaski Spelling Variations


When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations every time they were written. Balkaski has been written Balcaskie, Balcasky, Balkasky, Balcaski and others.

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Early Notables of the Balkaski family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Balkaski family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Balkaski family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Balkaski family to the New World and Oceana


The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Balkaski: Balcaskie of Carnbee.

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