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Balme History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Balme family


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

Early History of the Balme family


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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.

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.

Early Notables of the Balme family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Balme family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jacques Balme, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Balme (post 1700)


  • John Balme, American conductor, opera manager and pianist, General Director of Boston Lyric Opera from 1979 to 1989
  • Craig Balme (b. 1961), former Australian rules footballer who played for Richmond in 1983 and for Norwood (1984-1995)
  • Gerry Balme (1885-1945), former Australian rules footballer who played for St Kilda (1902-1906) and in 1915
  • Harold Balme (1878-1953), British medical missionary to China, President of Cheeloo University from 1921 to 1927
  • Neil Allen Balme (b. 1952), former Australian rules footballer for the Richmond Football Club (1969-1979)
  • Eugène Jean François Balme (1874-1914), French two-time bronze medalist shooter at the 1900 Summer Olympics and 1908 Summer Olympics
  • Timothy Guy Balme (b. 1967), New Zealand actor and screenwriter
  • David Mowbray Balme (1912-1989), British expatriate professor and scholar, the first principal of the University College of the Gold Coast, Ghana, eponym of The Balme Library

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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