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Ballguy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient name of Ballguy finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for 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.

Early Origins of the Ballguy family

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

Early History of the Ballguy family

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Ballguy Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Ballguy family name include Balguy, Balgy, Balgay, Baulgy, Balgie, Ballguy and many more.

Early Notables of the Ballguy family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Ballguy family to the New World and Oceana

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Ballguy surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Frances Balgay, who came to America in 1763.

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