The ancestors of the Ballind surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
in the village of Baylham, from which they took their name.
Early Origins of the Ballind family
The surname Ballind was first found in Suffolk
, in the village and civil parish of Baylham. The village dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 when it was first listed as Beleham and probably meant "homestead or enclosure at a river-bend" from the Old English words "begel" + "ham" or "hamm." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The parish, in the union and hundred of Bosmere and Claydon, East division of Suffolk, 3 miles from Needham-Market was small but contained about 275 inhabitants in the late 1890s. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Ballind family
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Ballind Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Ballind include Baalham, Balan, Baylham, Balum, Balam, Ballam, Balaam and many more.
Early Notables of the Ballind family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ballind family to Ireland
Some of the Ballind family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Ballind family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Charles Baalam who sailed to New England
in 1656. Charles Balam arrived in Barbados in 1679 and William Balam sailed to Philadelphia in 1856.