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Balser Early Origins



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

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Balser Spelling Variations


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Balser Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Balser include Balshaw, Balshawe, Ballshaw, Balsagh, Balshagh, Balshay and many more.

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Balser Early History


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Balser Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Balser research. Another 401 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1246, 1258, 1265, 1332, 1401, 1512, 1522, 1608, 1622, and 1628 are included under the topic Early Balser History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Balser Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Balser Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Balser 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Balser were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Balser Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Balser, who landed in Massachusetts in 1643

Balser Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Balser, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851
  • Christ Balser, who landed in America in 1853

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Contemporary Notables of the name Balser (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Balser (post 1700)



  • Ruth B. Balser, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 2004 (alternate), 2008
  • Jesse Balser, American politician, Mayor of Arcadia, California, 1961-62

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    11. ...

    The Balser Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Balser 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 14 January 2016 at 15:29.

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