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Ballester Early Origins



The surname Ballester was first found in Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century in Devon.

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Ballester Spelling Variations


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Ballester Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Ballester were recorded, including Balister, Ballister, Ballester, Ballaster, Balster, Balaster, Balester, Ballyster and many more.

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Ballester Early History


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Ballester Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ballester research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1293, 1360, 1455, 1487, and 1539 are included under the topic Early Ballester History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ballester Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ballester Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ballester Notables 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Ballester family emigrate to North America:

Ballester Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Galo Ballester, aged 30, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1820
  • Anton Ballester, who landed in America in 1834
  • Jose Ballester, aged 37, landed in New Orleans, La in 1860
  • Pedro Ballester, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1887

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ballester (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ballester (post 1700)



  • Alejandro Ballester, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Puerto Rico, 2008
  • Arturo Ballester Marco (1892-1981), Spanish artist and illustrator, best known for his Spanish Civil War posters
  • Manuel Méndez Ballester (1909-2002), Puerto Rican writer
  • Manuel Ballester Boix (1919-2005), award-winning Spanish chemist
  • Bernabé Ballester Marco (b. 1982), aka Berna, a Spanish footballer
  • José Luis Ballester (b. 1968), Spanish gold medalist sailor at the 1996 Summer Olympics
  • Xaverio Ballester, Spanish ling Uist, professor at University of Valencia
  • Gonzalo Torrente Ballester (1910-1999), Spanish Galician writer, awarded the Cervantes Prize in 1985
  • José Luis Ballester Rubert (b. 1969), Spanish butterfly swimmer at the 1988, 1992 and the 1996 Summer Olympics

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Ballester Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ballester 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 14 January 2016 at 15:26.

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