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The Anglo-Saxon name Ballancor comes from when its first bearer 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.

Ballancor Early Origins



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

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Ballancor Spelling Variations


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Ballancor Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Ballancor include Balancer, Balance, Ballancer, Ballance, Balauncer, Ballauncer, Balancor and many more.

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Ballancor Early History


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Ballancor Early History



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

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Ballancor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ballancor Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ballancor 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Ballancor 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. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Ballancor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ballancor 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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