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Origins Available: English, French


The Anglo-Saxon name Balland comes from the family having resided in Suffolk, where they held a family seat in the village of Baylham, from which they took their name.

Balland Early Origins



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

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Balland Spelling Variations


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Balland Spelling Variations



Balland has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Baalham, Balan, Baylham, Balum, Balam, Ballam, Balaam and many more.

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Balland Early History


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Balland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Balland 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 Balland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Balland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Balland Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Balland In Ireland


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Balland In Ireland



Some of the Balland 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Ballands to arrive on North American shores: 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 Balland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Balland (post 1700)



  • Antoine Balland, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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Balland Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

    The Balland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Balland 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 27 October 2010 at 13:16.

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