A family of Strathclyde-Briton were the first to use the name Ballendant. They lived in Lanarkshire
, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Ballendant family
The surname Ballendant was first found in Lanarkshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland
, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire
, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they had been settled from ancient times.
Early History of the Ballendant family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ballendant research.Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1153, 1153, 1460, 1680, 1800, 1545, 1608, 1605, 1671, 1616 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Ballendant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ballendant Spelling Variations
In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations
in Medieval Scottish names. Ballendant has appeared as Ballentine, Ballantyne, Ballantine, Ballentyne, Bannentyne, Bannantyne, Ballanden, Ballanden, Ballendine, Ballendyne, Ballentine and many more.
Early Notables of the Ballendant family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was George Bannatyne (1545-1608), collector of Scottish poems, eponym of the Bannatyne Club in Edinburgh; Richard Bannatyne (died 1605), Scottish clergyman and scribe who served as secretary... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ballendant Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ballendant family to Ireland
Some of the Ballendant family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ballendant family to the New World and Oceana
The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence
, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan
societies in North America. Among them: Dougal Ballentine who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1767; William Ballintin, who settled in Philadelphia in 1802; and George Bennantine, who settled in Philadelphia in 1853. When the Latter Day Saint movement was getting started in the United States, and about the time they had settled in Nauvoo, missionaries were sent into Great Britain. One man who was particularly impressed by the message of these missionaries was John Ballantyne, a poor farm worker who lived in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire
with his wife Janet and nine children. John and his family joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints there in Scotland
. Then he and a group of other Saints decided to move to Nauvoo, Illinois. So together they chartered a sailing vessel, the “.