The chronicles of the Bamand family reach back into Scottish history to an ancient tribe known as the Picts
. The ancestors of the Bamand family lived in the old lands of Balmanno in Kincardine. The name is a topographic
surname, which was given to a family who held a barony or lands, had houses, manors or estates in the area.
Early Origins of the Bamand family
The surname Bamand was first found in Kincardine, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Bamand family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bamand research.Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1447 and 1582 are included under the topic Early Bamand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bamand Spelling Variations
When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred
years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations
every time they were written. Bamand has been written Balmano, Belmano, Belmanno, Bolmano, Ballmanno and many more.
Early Notables of the Bamand family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bamand family to the New World and Oceana
The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence
. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan
societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Bamand: Bamon Balmon who settled in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1868. William Belmano arrived in Philadelphia in 1856.