Balmanno History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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 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 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.

Important Dates for the Balmanno family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Balmanno research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1447, 1582 and 1534 are included under the topic Early Balmanno History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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)

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...
Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Balmanno Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Balmanno family

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)

  • 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
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