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The name Balls comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a person who was bald deriving its origin from the Old English word Bealla, which meant bald. The surname may also refer to someone who had a rotund or stocky stature.

Balls Early Origins



The surname Balls was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Balls Spelling Variations


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Balls Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Balls has undergone many spelling variations, including Ball, Balle, Balls, Balders and others.

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Balls Early History


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Balls Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Balls research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1381, 1887, 1631, 1690, 1680, 1626, 1640, 1631, 1690, 1675, 1664, 1530, 1553 and 1992 are included under the topic Early Balls History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Balls Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Balls Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include William Ball (or Balle, c. 1631-1690), an English astronomer; Sir Peter Ball (died 1680), an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1626 and 1640, Attorney General to Queen Henrietta Maria; William Ball (Balle) (c. 1631-1690), an English...

Another 113 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Balls Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Balls In Ireland


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Balls In Ireland



Some of the Balls family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 349 words (25 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Balls were among those contributors:

Balls Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mrs. Robert Balls settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Dorothy Balls, who arrived in America in 1654
  • Walter Balls, who landed in Virginia in 1697

Balls Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Balls, who arrived in America in 1760

Balls Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Noah Balls settled in New Orleans La. in 1821
  • James Balls settled in New York in New York State in 1822
  • Miguel Balls, aged 30, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1840
  • Madame Balls settled in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Madame Balls, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

Balls Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jens J E Balls, who landed in Arkansas in 1903

Balls Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Balls Jr., English convict from Essex, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • Stephen Balls, English convict from Suffolk, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  • Henry Balls arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Poictiers" in 1848
  • William Balls arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Bronte" in 1849
  • John G. Balls, aged 28, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Anglia"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Balls Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Balls, aged 30, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1872
  • James Balls, aged 28, a carpenter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • Isabella Balls, aged 26, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • David Balls, aged 24, a gardener, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875
  • Nathanial Balls, aged 20, a gardener, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waipa" in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Fulcrum dignitatis virtus
Motto Translation: Virtue is the support of dignity


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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Balls Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Balls 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.

This page was last modified on 8 January 2015 at 12:49.

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