Ballantine (surname)

Ballantine (surname)

Ballantine is a surname, of Scottish origin, and may refer to:

*Betty Ballantine, American publisher
*Carl Ballantine, American magician and actor
*Ian Ballantine, American publisher
*James Ballantine, Scottish novelist
*Patrick J. Ballantine, American politician
*Peter Ballantine, American brewer
*William Ballantine, British lawyer
*Julian Ballantine, a fictional character in the TV series "Kyle XY"
*Morley Cowles Ballantine, American newspaper editor, the "Durango Herald."
*Richard G. Ballantine, American newspaper publisher, the "Durango Herald."

The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Ballantine has been spelled Ballentine, Ballantyne, Ballantine, Ballentyne, Bannentyne, Bannantyne, Ballanden, Ballanden, Ballendine, Ballendyne and many more.

First found in Lanarkshire, in Scotland, where they had been settled from ancient times.

Ballantine has a family coat of arms.

In his book "The Clans, Septs, and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands" (1908), Sir Thomas InnesLearney states that the original family name was Bannatyne and was a sept associated with both ClanCampbell and Clan Stuart of Bute. With these clan tartans to be used.

ee also

*Ballantyne

Ballantine Surname Origin

A place where Bal or Belus was worshiped by the Celts; from Bal and teine, fire.


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