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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.

Balle Early Origins



The surname Balle was first found in Brittany, where this distinguished family was established from ancient times.

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Balle Spelling Variations


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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.

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Balle Early History


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Balle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Balle research. Another 191 words (14 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.

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Balle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Balle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Balle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. 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, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • M Balle, aged 4, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831

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Contemporary Notables of the name Balle (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    10. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 4 February 2015 at 07:50.

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