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Ballentyne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Strathclyde-Briton people of ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Ballentyne. The Ballentyne family lived in Lanarkshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.


Early Origins of the Ballentyne family


The surname Ballentyne 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 Ballentyne family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ballentyne research.
Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1153, 1153, 1460, 1680, 1800, 1545, 1608, 1605, 1671, 1616 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Ballentyne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ballentyne Spelling Variations


The variation in the spelling of Medieval names is a result of the lack of spelling rules in the English language prior to the last few hundred years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. Ballentyne has appeared as Ballentine, Ballantyne, Ballantine, Ballentyne, Bannentyne, Bannantyne, Ballanden, Ballanden, Ballendine, Ballendyne, Ballentine and many more.

Early Notables of the Ballentyne 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...
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Migration of the Ballentyne family to Ireland


Some of the Ballentyne family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Ballentyne family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ballentyne Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Ballentyne, aged 56, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • Margaret Ballentyne, aged 50, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • William Ballentyne, aged 9, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • James Ballentyne, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • David Ballentyne, aged 18, a labourer, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
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