Origins Available: English
The story of the Ballman family begins in ancient Scotland
among the Pictish clans. The Ballman family lived in the old lands of Balmanno in Kincardine. The name is a topographic
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 Ballman family
The surname Ballman was first found in Kincardine, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Ballman family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ballman research.Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1447 and 1582 are included under the topic Early Ballman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ballman Spelling Variations
Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations
were a common result of this process. Ballman has appeared Balmano, Belmano, Belmanno, Bolmano, Ballmanno and many more.
Early Notables of the Ballman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ballman family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence
. The Clan
societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Ballman name: Bamon Balmon who settled in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1868. William Belmano arrived in Philadelphia in 1856.