When the ancestors of the Baller family emigrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Lancashire
. The name, however, is a reference to the family's former residence in Boulard,
in Calvados, in Normandy.
Early Origins of the Baller family
The surname Baller was first found in Lancashire
. They were originally from Boulard in Calvados, Normandy
, and arrived in England
with Duke William of Normandy
at the time of the Norman Conquest
in 1066. One of the first records of the name was Baldwin de Boulers, who came to England
in 1105 and was granted the Lordship of Montgomery, Powys
by marriage to Sybil de Falaise. Hen Domen, (Welsh: "old mound") , a medieval timber motte-and-bailey castle in Powys
was the home of the de Boulers (Bowdler) family and was founded by Baldwin de Boulers. Today, a permanent exhibition can be found on the site.
Early History of the Baller family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baller research.Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1459, 1437, 1450, 1450, 1453, 1453 and 1459 are included under the topic Early Baller History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Baller Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Baller has been recorded under many different variations, including Bowler, Boler, Boaler and others.
Early Notables of the Baller family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baller family to Ireland
Some of the Baller family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 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 Baller family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Baller Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Thomas Baller, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Woodstock" in 1851 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WOODSTOCK 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Woodstock.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Baller (post 1700)
- Thomas J. Baller, American politician, Mayor of Wheeling, West Virginia, 1988-92 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html