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An ancient Strathclyde-Briton family from the Scottish/English Borderlands were the first to use the name Ballintum. They lived in Lanarkshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Ballintum Early Origins



The surname Ballintum was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they had been settled from ancient times.

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Ballintum Early History


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Ballintum Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ballintum research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1153, 1153, 1460, 1680, 1800, 1545, 1608, 1605, 1671, 1616 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Ballintum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ballintum Spelling Variations


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Ballintum Spelling Variations



Before the printing press standardized spelling in the last few hundred years, no general rules existed in the English language. Spelling variations in Scottish names from the Middle Ages are common even within a single document. Ballintum has been spelled Ballentine, Ballantyne, Ballantine, Ballentyne, Bannentyne, Bannantyne, Ballanden, Ballanden, Ballendine, Ballendyne, Ballentine and many more.

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Ballintum Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ballintum Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was George Bannatyne (1545-1608), collector of Scottish poems, eponym of the Bannatyne Club in Edinburgh; Richard Bannatyne (died 1605), Scottish clergyman and scribe who served as secretary...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ballintum Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ballintum In Ireland


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Ballintum In Ireland



Some of the Ballintum family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 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



For Scottish immigrants, the great expense of travel to North America did not seem such a problem in those unstable times. Acres of land awaited them and many got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. These Scots and their ancestors went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Among them: Dougal Ballentine who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1767.

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