Ball (surname)


Ball (surname)

Ball is a surname shared by several notable people:;born before 1800
* John Ball (priest) (died 1381), English Lollard priest; prominent figure in the Peasants' Revolt
* John Ball (Puritan) (1585–1640), English Puritan author and educator
* Alexander Ball (c.1756–1809), English Admiral of the Royal Navy and Governor of Malta
* John Ball (pioneer) (1794–1884), American pioneer and state politician

;born before 1900
* Nicholas Ball (Irish lawyer) (died 1865), Irish barrister
* Edward Ball (congressman) (1811–1872), American national politician
* Mary Ball (1812–1892), Irish naturalist and entomologist
* John Ball (naturalist) (1818–1889), Irish politician, naturalist and Alpine traveller
* Leo Anton Karl de Ball (1853–1916), German-Austrian astronomer
* Edmund Ball (1855–1925), American entrepreneur, one of the Ball Brothers
* Frank Ball (1857–1943), American entrepreneur, one of the Ball Brothers
* Thomas Henry Ball (1859–1944), American national politician
* L. Heisler Ball (1861–1932), American physician and national politician
* John Ball (golfer) (1861–1940), English amateur golfer
* Hugo Ball (1886–1927), German author and poet
* Edward Ball (politician) (1888–1981), American businessman and political figure
* Albert Ball (1896–1917), English First World War fighter pilot;recipient of the Victoria Cross;born before 1950
* Joseph H. Ball (1905–1993), American journalist and national politician
* Lucille Ball (1909–1989), iconic American, comedienne, actress, glamour girl
* John Ball (American author) (1911–1988), American author
* Harvey Ball (1921–2001), American entrepreneur; earliest known designer of the Smiley
* Alan Ball, Sr. (1924–1982), English professional footballer and football club manager
* Bobby Ball (auto racer) (1925–1954), American racecar driver
* David Standish Ball (born 1926), American Episcopal bishop
* Ernie Ball (1930–2004), American entrepreneur, musician, and guitar innovator
* Kenny Ball (born 1930), English jazz musician
* Michael Ball (clergyman) (born 1932), English Anglican clergyman; former Bishop of Truro
* Johnny Ball (born 1938), English television personality
* Alan Ball, Jr. (1945–2007), English professional footballer and football club manager
* Nicholas Ball (British actor) (born 1946), English actor
* John M. Ball (born 1948), British mathematician
* Marcia Ball (born 1949), American blues singer and pianist;born in or after 1950
* Dave Ball (musician) (born 1950), English guitarist
* David Ball (country musician) (born 1953), American country musician
* Alan Ball (screenwriter) (born 1957)
* David Ball (musician) (born 1959), English electronic musician (usually known as Dave)
* Michael Ball (singer) (born 1962), English actor and singer
* Zoë Ball (born 1970), English radio and television personality
* John Ball (soccer) (born 1972), American professional soccer player
* Lloy Ball (born 1972), American Olympic volley ball player
* Gregory R. Ball (born 1977), American state politician
* Michael Ball (footballer) (born 1979), English professional footballer
* Dave Ball (defensive end) (born 1981), American professional football player
* David Ball (wide receiver) (born 1984), American professional football player
* Reggie Ball (born 1984), American professional football player
* Luke Ball (born 1984), Australian rules footballer
* Alan Ball (American football) (born 1985)
* Timothy F. Ball (living), retired American academic
* Ed Ball (musician) (living), English singer-songwriter, musician and businessman
* Loren C. Ball, American astronomer (active since 2000)

See also

* Ball and Ball (disambiguation)
* Human name disambiguation pages: Alan Ball, David Ball


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