The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland
were the ancestors of first people to use the name Ballingal. The name was found in the lands of Ballinghall in Kinross. The name is a topographic or local
surname, which was given to a family who held a barony or lands, had houses, manors or estates in the area.
Early Origins of the Ballingal family
The surname Ballingal was first found in on the lands of Kinross, where they have held a family seat
from very ancient times. They have held the lands of Ballingall, in the parish of Orwell in that shire for many centuries.
Early History of the Ballingal family
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Ballingal Spelling Variations
In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations
in names were common even among members of one family unit. Ballingal has appeared Ballingal, Ballingall, Ballinghall, Ballengall, Bangall, Balingual, Ballingaw and many more.
Early Notables of the Ballingal family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ballingal family to Ireland
Some of the Ballingal family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 100 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ballingal family to the New World and Oceana
Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland
, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan
societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Ballingal: Alexander and Roger Ballingall who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1755; Daniel Ballinger settled in New England
Contemporary Notables of the name Ballingal (post 1700)
- George F. Ballingal, American politician, Member of Missouri State Senate 15th District, 1877-80 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Ballingal Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Foritudine et decore
Motto Translation: By boldness and gracefulness.