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Ballester History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Ballester family


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.

Early History of the Ballester family


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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.

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.

Early Notables of the Ballester family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Ballester family to the New World and Oceana


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, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1820 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Anton Ballester, who landed in America in 1834 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jose Ballester, aged 37, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1860 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Pedro Ballester, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1887 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Ballester (post 1700)


  • Alejandro Ballester, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Puerto Rico, 2008 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 linguist, 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


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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