Scotland. It is a name for someone who lived in the lands of Balbirnie in Fife. The name is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.
Early Origins of the Bawbyrney family
Fife, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bawbyrney family
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Bawbyrney Spelling Variations
spelling variations. In various documents, Bawbyrney has been spelled Balbirnie, Balbirney, Ballbirnie, Ballbirney, Ballbyrnie, Bawbyrny, Baldbernie and many more.
Early Notables of the Bawbyrney family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bawbyrney family to Ireland
Some of the Bawbyrney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Bawbyrney family to the New World and Oceana
The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Bawbyrney: Charles Balbirnie who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1827; and then moved westward.
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