Ballenger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Ballenger is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Ballenger family lived in Nottingham in the midlands of England. However, the family was originally descended from the Bellengers, the Knights of Facomberg in Picardy, France and the name has been corrupted from the name of the French Boulanger family, who were chevaliers (knights) of Hainaut and Flanders.
Early Origins of the Ballenger family
The surname Ballenger was first found in Worcestershire where John Belinger was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of 1275. 
From this earliest record, we move to 16th century London where William Bellinger is buried at St. Peter, Cornhill in 1563; and the same church records show Thomas Bland and Rose Bellynger married at that time. William Bellinger and Dorothy Ferrybye were married in 1572-3 and later, Richard Ashman and Joan Belinger were married in 1620. 
Early History of the Ballenger family
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Ballenger Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Ballenger are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Ballenger include Ballenger, Ballinger, Bellinger, Bellenger and others.
Early Notables of the Ballenger family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Francis Bellinger (died 1721), an English physician, an original member of the Spalding Society.
John Bellinger was a "bookseller in London; Cliffords...
In the United States, the name Ballenger is the 7,359th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 
Migration of the Ballenger family to Ireland
Some of the Ballenger family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Ballenger, or a variant listed above:
Ballenger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Ballenger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Ballenger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Ballenger Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century