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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.

Balmanno Early Origins



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.

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Balmanno Spelling Variations


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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.

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Balmanno Early History


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Balmanno Early History



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

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Balmanno Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Balmanno Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Balmanno 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



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Balmanno (post 1700)


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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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    3. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    4. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    10. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
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    The Balmanno Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Balmanno 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.

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