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The name Ballgay finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a person of a conjectural profession. It is thought that this name is occupational in nature, due to the structure of the name of the first person to bear the name. Hugh le Balgy appears in the historical record in the Hundrendorum Rolls of 1273, in the county of Norfolk. The inclusion of the word le in a name usually indicates that it is occupational, however, no records exist which indicate what a balgy does.

Ballgay Early Origins



The surname Ballgay was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Ballgay Spelling Variations


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Ballgay Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Ballgay has been recorded under many different variations, including Balguy, Balgy, Balgay, Baulgy, Balgie, Ballguy and many more.

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Ballgay Early History


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Ballgay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ballgay research. Another 253 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1379, 1397, 1399, 1503 and 1602 are included under the topic Early Ballgay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ballgay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ballgay Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ballgay 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Ballgay or a variant listed above: Frances Balgay, who came to America in 1763.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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    The Ballgay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ballgay 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 31 January 2014 at 11:38.

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