Balmanoh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The story of the Balmanoh family begins in ancient Scotland among the Pictish clans. The Balmanoh 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 Balmanoh family
The surname Balmanoh 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 Balmanoh family
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Balmanoh Spelling Variations
Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Balmanoh has appeared Balmano, Belmano, Belmanno, Bolmano, Ballmanno and many more.
Early Notables of the Balmanoh 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...
Migration of the Balmanoh family
Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Balmanoh name: Bamon Balmon who settled in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1868. William Belmano arrived in Philadelphia in 1856.