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The tale of the name Balmain begins with a family who 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.

Balmain Early Origins



The surname Balmain 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.

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Balmain Spelling Variations


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Balmain Spelling Variations



Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Balmain has been spelled Balmano, Belmano, Belmanno, Bolmano, Ballmanno and many more.

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Balmain Early History


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Balmain Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Balmain research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1447 and 1582 are included under the topic Early Balmain History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Balmain Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Balmain Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Balmain Notables 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 those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Balmain:

Balmain Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Balmain, who arrived in New England in 1783

Balmain Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. William Balmain U.E. (b. 1737) born in Glasgow, Scotland from New York, USA who settled in Scotchtown [Canning Parish], Queens County, New Brunswick c. 1783, then in Waterborough Parish he arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick as a passenger aboard the ship "Otter", he married Margaret Niven they had 9 children, he died in 1809 by falling from a window in Saint John, New Brunswick [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Balmain (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Balmain (post 1700)



  • William Balmain (1762-1803), Australian surgeon at the first European settlement in Sydney
  • Pierre Alexandre Balmain (1914-1982), French couturier

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Balmain Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. 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).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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The Balmain Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Balmain 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 18 February 2015 at 13:15.

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