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A family in the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland was the first to use the name Ballinger. They 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.

Ballinger Early Origins



The surname Ballinger 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.

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Ballinger Spelling Variations


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Ballinger Spelling Variations



In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Ballinger has been spelled Ballingal, Ballingall, Ballinghall, Ballengall, Bangall, Balingual, Ballingaw and many more.

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Ballinger Early History


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Ballinger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ballinger research. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1566 is included under the topic Early Ballinger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ballinger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ballinger Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ballinger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ballinger In Ireland


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Ballinger In Ireland



Some of the Ballinger 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Ballinger:

Ballinger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Eves Ballinger, who arrived in America in 1682

Ballinger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Oliver Ballinger, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Henrich Ballinger, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710
  • Daniel Ballinger settled in New England in 1740
  • Daniel Ballinger settled in America in 1740
  • Philip Ballinger, who arrived in New York in 1773
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ballinger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Raban Ballinger, aged 36, arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • Jacob Ballinger, aged 25, arrived in Missouri in 1849
  • Thomas Ballinger, aged 14, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Andreas Ballinger, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1875
  • Andrew Ballinger, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ballinger Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Ballinger, English convict from Worcester, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  • John Ballinger, aged 31, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Stamboul"
  • Samuel Ballinger, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Stamboul"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ballinger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ballinger (post 1700)



  • Mark Alan Ballinger (1949-2014), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played in 1971 for the Cleveland Indians
  • Robert Alan "Bob" Ballinger (b. 1974), American lawyer and politician, Member of the Arkansas House of Representatives (2013-)
  • William Pitt Ballinger (1825-1888), American lawyer and statesman
  • Tanya Ballinger (b. 1973), American model and actress, known for her series of Miller Lite Catfight commercials
  • Bill S Ballinger (1912-1980), American author and screenwriter, known for his Barr Breed series and Joaquin Hawks series
  • Richard Achilles Ballinger (1858-1922), American politician, mayor of Seattle, Washington, and U.S. Secretary of the Interior
  • Walter Ballinger, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 8th District, 1910
  • Richard Achilles Ballinger (1858-1922), American Republican politician, Superior Court Judge in Washington, 1894-97; Mayor of Seattle, Washington, 1904-06; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1909-11
  • Lynn Ballinger, American Republican politician, Chair of Finney County Republican Party, 2011
  • John G. Ballinger, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Salem County, 1841
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  7. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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The Ballinger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ballinger 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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