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The ancestors of the name Ballam date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Ballam family lived in Suffolk, where they held a family seat in the village of Baylham, from which they took their name.

Ballam Early Origins



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

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Ballam Spelling Variations


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Ballam Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Ballam are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Ballam include: Baalham, Balan, Baylham, Balum, Balam, Ballam, Balaam and many more.

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Ballam Early History


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Ballam Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ballam research. Another 472 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1212, 1275, 1500, 1568, 1577, 1600, 1635, 1684, and 1830 are included under the topic Early Ballam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ballam Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ballam Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ballam Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ballam In Ireland


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Ballam In Ireland



Some of the Ballam family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 108 words (8 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Ballam or a variant listed above: Charles Baalam who sailed to New England in 1656. Charles Balam arrived in Barbados in 1679 and William Balam sailed to Philadelphia in 1856.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ballam (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ballam (post 1700)



  • John J. "Johnny" Ballam (1882-1954), American Marxist political activist and trade union organizer, founding member of the Communist Party of America and leader of the Trade Union Unity League
  • Michael Ballam (b. 1952), American general director of the Utah Festival Opera, a professor of music at Utah State University
  • Louis S. Ballam, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Walpole, 1956
  • John J. Ballam, American politician, Candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1924, 1932; Workers Candidate for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1926, 1928; Candidate for Governor of New Jersey, 1931
  • Charles H. Ballam (1901-1981), Newfoundland-born, Canadian union leader, officeholder and delegate at Newfoundland National Convention

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    The Ballam Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ballam 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 14 January 2016 at 15:20.

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