Bolmannoh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The chronicles of the Bolmannoh family reach back into Scottish history to an ancient tribe known as the Picts. The ancestors of the Bolmannoh family lived in the old lands of Balmanno in Kincardine. The name is a topographic or local 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 Bolmannoh family
The surname Bolmannoh 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 Bolmannoh family
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Bolmannoh 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. Bolmannoh has been written Balmano, Belmano, Belmanno, Bolmano, Ballmanno and many more.
Early Notables of the Bolmannoh family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan at this time was John Belleman or Belmain was, according to Fuller, the French tutor of Edward VI. "The prince appears to have commenced his studies under his instructor in his seventh year (1534). Belleman seems, however, to have been retained...
Migration of the Bolmannoh family
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 Bolmannoh: Bamon Balmon who settled in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1868. William Belmano arrived in Philadelphia in 1856.