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The name Ballancer is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a maker of balances and scales and the precise weights needed in the use of such devices having derived from the English word balancer and the Old French word balancier. The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 led to a mingling of French and the various dialects of English that were then common. As a result, the line between English and French name origins is often less than definitive in cases dating from this time.

Ballancer Early Origins



The surname Ballancer was first found in Warwickshire, where they held a family seat from early times.

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Ballancer Spelling Variations


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Ballancer 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 Ballancer 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 Ballancer include Balancer, Balance, Ballancer, Ballance, Balauncer, Ballauncer, Balancor and many more.

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Ballancer Early History


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Ballancer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ballancer research. Another 359 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1196, 1283, 1300, 1500 and 1316 are included under the topic Early Ballancer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ballancer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ballancer Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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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 Ballancer or a variant listed above: Joseph Balance who arrived in Virginia in 1635.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The Ballancer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ballancer 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 11:27.

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