Balle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Balle name comes from that Medieval landscape of northwestern France known as Brittany. The name Balle was originally derived from the family having lived in Brittany, where this distinguished family was established from ancient times.
Early Origins of the Balle family
The surname Balle was first found in Brittany, where this distinguished family was established from ancient times.
Early History of the Balle family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Balle research. Another 128 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1397, 1701, 1711, 1732, 1777, 1834, and 1893 are included under the topic Early Balle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Balle Spelling Variations
Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Balle, including Bal, Balle, Ball, Balard, Balart, Baland, Balland, Balet, Ballet, Ballot, Balot, Ballon, Balon, Ballou and many more.
Early Notables of the Balle family (pre 1700)
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Balle migration to the United States +
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Balle has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Balle were
Balle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Dorothy Balle, who landed in America in 1654 
Balle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Balle, who was a joiner and landowner in New Orleans and lived with his wife in 1732
Balle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- A Del Balle, aged 45, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831 
- M Balle, aged 4, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831 
Contemporary Notables of the name Balle (post 1700) +
- Francis Balle (b. 1939), French academic teacher and searcher
- Carl Christian Nicolaj Balle (1806-1855), Danish composer and editor of church music
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)