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The annals of Scottish history reveal that Ballingall was first used as a name by descendants of the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland. The Ballingall family lived 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.
During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations of the name Ballingall include Ballingal, Ballingall, Ballinghall, Ballengall, Bangall, Balingual, Ballingaw and many more.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ballingall research. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1566 is included under the topic Early Ballingall History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Ballingall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Ballingall 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.
Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia and North America. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Ballingall:
Ballingall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Ballingall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Ballingall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Ballingall Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
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.
The Ballingall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ballingall 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.
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