The name Ballauncer is Anglo-Saxon
in origin. It was a name given to 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
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.
Early Origins of the Ballauncer family
The surname Ballauncer was first found in Warwickshire
, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Ballauncer family
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Ballauncer Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Ballauncer include Balancer, Balance, Ballancer, Ballance, Balauncer, Ballauncer, Balancor and many more.
Early Notables of the Ballauncer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ballauncer family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Ballauncer were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Joseph Balance who arrived in Virginia in 1635.