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The Anglo-Saxon name Balme comes from when the family resided in the parish of Balne, which was near Snaith in the West Riding of the county of Yorkshire.

Balme Early Origins



The surname Balme was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Balme Spelling Variations


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Balme Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Balme has been recorded under many different variations, including Balm, Balme, Baln, Balne, Ballm, Ballme, Ballne and others.

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Balme Early History


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Balme Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Balme research. Another 421 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1175, 1297, 1379, 1500, and 1745 are included under the topic Early Balme History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Balme Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Balme Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Balme 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Balme or a variant listed above:

Balme Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jaques Balme, who arrived in America in 1753
  • Jacques Balme, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753

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Contemporary Notables of the name Balme (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Balme (post 1700)



  • Eugene Balme, French who two bronze medals for shooting at the 1900 games
  • Charles Balme, computer systems analyst

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Balme Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Balme Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Balme 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.

    This page was last modified on 21 February 2014 at 12:49.

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