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The surname Balog was first found in Austria, where the name Balogh became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Balogh, Balof, Balhorn, Belloch, Belloch, Balog and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Balog research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 154 and 1542 are included under the topic Early Balog History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Balog Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Balog Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Stephen Balog, who was naturalized in Illinois in 1910

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  • James Balog (b. 1952), American photographer
  • James Balog, American politician, Village President of Carol Stream, Illinois, 1959-62
  • Leonarda Balog (b. 1993), Croatian football defender
  • Vilmos Balog (b. 1975), Hungarian boxer at the 2004 Summer Olympics
  • Zsolt Balog (b. 1978), Hungarian professional football defender
  • Zoltán Balog (b. 1978), Hungarian professional football defender


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The Balog Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Balog 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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