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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 [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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Balme (post 1700)


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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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Citations


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Citations



  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)

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. 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.

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