Clan of ancient Scotland. The Ballbyrnie family lived in the lands of Balbirnie in Fife. The name is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.
Early Origins of the Ballbyrnie family
Fife, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Ballbyrnie family
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Ballbyrnie Spelling Variations
hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name Ballbyrnie include Balbirnie, Balbirney, Ballbirnie, Ballbirney, Ballbyrnie, Bawbyrny, Baldbernie and many more.
Early Notables of the Ballbyrnie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ballbyrnie family to Ireland
Some of the Ballbyrnie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Ballbyrnie family to the New World and Oceana
The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Ballbyrnie: Charles Balbirnie who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1827; and then moved westward.
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