Ballmanno History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancestors of the Ballmanno family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. They lived in the old lands of Balmanno in Kincardine. 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 Ballmanno family
The surname Ballmanno 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 Ballmanno family
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Ballmanno Spelling Variations
Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name Ballmanno include Balmano, Belmano, Belmanno, Bolmano, Ballmanno and many more.
Early Notables of the Ballmanno family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan at this time was John Belleman or Belmain was, according to Fuller, the French tutor of Edward VI. "The prince appears to have commenced his studies under his instructor in his seventh year (1534). Belleman seems, however, to have been retained...
Migration of the Ballmanno family
The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Ballmanno: Bamon Balmon who settled in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1868. William Belmano arrived in Philadelphia in 1856.