Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in Hertfordshire. The name was taken from the market town of Baldock in Hertfordshire. This place name is of an unusual Arabic derivation. The town was named by the Knights Templar, who held a manor in the area in the 12th century, after the city of Baghdad, which was spelled Baldac in Old English. It means the city of Dat.
Early Origins of the Balldake family
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Balldake family
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Balldake Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Baldock, Balldock, Balldcock, Baldcock and others.
Early Notables of the Balldake family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Balldake family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Balldake were among those contributors: Dasey Baldock, who came to Virginia in 1638; Sarah Baldock, who arrived in Maryland in 1774; Richard Baldock, who settled in Rappahannock Virginia in 1747.
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