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The ancestors of the Ballantyne family lived among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. Ballantyne is a name for someone who lived in Lanarkshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Ballantyne Early Origins



The surname Ballantyne was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they had been settled from ancient times.

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Ballantyne Spelling Variations


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Ballantyne Spelling Variations



Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. Ballantyne has been spelled Ballentine, Ballantyne, Ballantine, Ballentyne, Bannentyne, Bannantyne, Ballanden, Ballanden, Ballendine, Ballendyne, Ballentine and many more.

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Ballantyne Early History


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Ballantyne Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ballantyne research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1153, 1153, 1460, 1680, 1800, 1545, 1608, 1605, 1671, 1616 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Ballantyne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ballantyne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ballantyne Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was George Bannatyne (1545-1608), collector of Scottish poems, eponym of the Bannatyne Club in Edinburgh; Richard Bannatyne (died 1605), Scottish clergyman and scribe who served as secretary...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ballantyne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ballantyne In Ireland


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Ballantyne In Ireland



Some of the Ballantyne family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 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



Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlanti c. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Among them:

Ballantyne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Ballantyne, who landed in America in 1775

Ballantyne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Ballantyne, who arrived in Albany, NY in 1829
  • John Ballantyne, a poor farm worker who lived in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland with his wife Janet and nine children chartered a sailing vessel, the “Tierien”, that brought them to America, landing at New Orleans on October 9, 1841.

Ballantyne Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • David Ballantyne, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1773

Ballantyne Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • David Ballantyne, who arrived in Canada in 1820

Ballantyne Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Archibald Ballantyne arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Blundell" in 1851
  • Thomas Ballantyne, aged 27, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Amazon"
  • Ellen Ballantyne, aged 17, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Coromandel"
  • Joseph Ballantyne (aged 22), a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aurora"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ballantyne (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ballantyne (post 1700)



  • Walter Ballantyne, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1912
  • Suzy S. Ballantyne, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2004, 2008
  • Peter Robert Ballantyne, American politician, Representative from California 52nd District, 1996
  • Madison Ballantyne (1881-1953), American Republican politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 46th District, 1937-38
  • Lewis B. Ballantyne, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1940
  • Doris Ballantyne, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1966
  • Joyce Ballantyne (1918-2006), American painter of pin-up art, she is best known as the designer of the Coppertone girl, whose swimming costume is being pulled down by a dog
  • John Ballantyne (1778-1830), Scottish minister of religion
  • James Ballantyne (1772-1833), Scottish editor and publisher who worked for Sir Walter Scott
  • Robert Michael "R. M." Ballantyne (1825-1894), Scottish children's author from Edinburgh
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Ballantyne Historic Events


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Ballantyne Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Miss Margaret Ballantyne, American 3rd Class passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    5. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    9. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    11. ...

    The Ballantyne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ballantyne 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.

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