In Scottish history, few names go farther back than Balmanno, whose ancestors lived among the clans of the Pictish tribe. The ancestors of the Balmanno 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 Balmanno family
The surname Balmanno 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 Balmanno family
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Balmanno Spelling Variations
Although Medieval 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 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)
- Robert Balmanno, Scottish merchant and farmer who had Friendville, a large manor house and estate in the Mannofield area of Aberdeen, Scotland built for him in 1773