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The name Ballentine was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Ballentine to use this name no doubt lived in Lanarkshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Ballentine Early Origins



The surname Ballentine 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.

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Ballentine Spelling Variations


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Ballentine Spelling Variations



Scribes in Medieval Scotland spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations exist in names of that era. Ballentine has been spelled Ballentine, Ballantyne, Ballantine, Ballentyne, Bannentyne, Bannantyne, Ballanden, Ballanden, Ballendine, Ballendyne, Ballentine and many more.

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Ballentine Early History


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Ballentine Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ballentine 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 Ballentine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ballentine Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ballentine Early Notables (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 Ballentine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ballentine In Ireland


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Ballentine In Ireland



Some of the Ballentine 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The number of Strathclyde Clan families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them:

Ballentine Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Dougal Ballentine who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1767
  • John Ballentine, who arrived in America in 1785

Ballentine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Ballentine, who landed in New York in 1801
  • A Ballentine, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816
  • Thomas Ballentine, who arrived in America in 1831
  • Samuel Ballentine, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1835
  • Hugh Ballentine, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ballentine Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • David Ballentine arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stratheden" in 1850
  • Margaret Ballentine arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stratheden" in 1850

Ballentine Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Peter Ballentine arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Closeburn" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ballentine (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ballentine (post 1700)



  • Robert Ballentine, American second unit director
  • Lynton Yates Ballentine (1899-1964), American politician and dairy farmer, 20th Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina (1945 to 1949)
  • Nathan Ballentine (b. 1970), American politician, Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives (2005-)
  • John Goff Ballentine (1825-1915), American politician, Member of the United States House of Representatives (1883-1887)
  • Warren Ballentine (b. 1973), African American motivational speaker, attorney, political activist, and radio talk show
  • Krim Ballentine, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virgin Islands, 1988, 2008
  • J. W. Ballentine, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1904
  • George Ballentine, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Ballymena, 1871-93
  • Duncan Ballentine, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1884
  • Douglas K. Ballentine, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Buenos Aires, 1945-46
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    9. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    10. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    11. ...

    The Ballentine Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ballentine 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 20 June 2016 at 09:06.

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