The name Balters is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was a name for someone who was a person who was bald deriving its origin from the Old English word Bealla,
which meant bald.
The surname may also refer to someone who had a rotund or stocky stature.
Early Origins of the Balters family
The surname Balters was first found in Cheshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Balters family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Balters research.Another 335 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1381, 1887, 1631, 1690, 1680, 1626, 1640, 1631, 1690, 1675, 1664, 1530, 1553, 1992, 1637, 1530, 1553, 1992 and are included under the topic Early Balters History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Balters Spelling Variations
Balters has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Balters have been found, including Ball, Balle, Balls, Balders and others.
Early Notables of the Balters family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include William Ball (or Balle, c. 1631-1690), an English astronomer; Sir Peter Ball (died 1680), an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1626 and 1640, Attorney General to Queen Henrietta Maria; William Ball (Balle) (c.
1631-1690), an English... Another 113 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Balters Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Balters family to Ireland
Some of the Balters family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 252 words (18 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Balters family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Balterss to arrive on North American shores: George Ball who settled in St. Christopher in 1635; Goodwife Ball settled in Virginia in 1623; Allen Ball settled in New Haven Conn. in 1630; Eliza Ball settled in Virginia in 1651.
The Balters Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fulcrum dignitatis virtus
Motto Translation: Virtue is the support of dignity