Bawll is a name of Anglo-Saxon
origin. It was a name given to 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 Bawll family
The surname Bawll was first found in Cheshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bawll family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bawll 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 Bawll History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bawll Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bawll were recorded, including Ball, Balle, Balls, Balders and others.
Early Notables of the Bawll 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 Bawll Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bawll family to Ireland
Some of the Bawll 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 Bawll family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Bawll family emigrate to 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 Bawll 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