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 Balmanno family
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 Balmanno family
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Balmanno Spelling Variations
Scotland lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations of Scottish single names. Balmanno has been written Balmano, Belmano, Belmanno, Bolmano, Ballmanno and many more.
Early Notables of the Balmanno family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Balmanno family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland or Australia, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Balmanno: Bamon Balmon who settled in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1868. William Belmano arrived in Philadelphia in 1856.
Contemporary Notables of the name Balmanno (post 1700)
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