The origins of the Anglo-Saxon
name Bawle come from its first bearer, 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 Bawle family
The surname Bawle was first found in Cheshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bawle family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bawle 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 Bawle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bawle Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bawle has been spelled many different ways, including Ball, Balle, Balls, Balders and others.
Early Notables of the Bawle 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 Bawle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bawle family to Ireland
Some of the Bawle 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 Bawle family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bawles to arrive in North America: 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 Bawle 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