Ballance Family History

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Ballance Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for someone who used a balance (scales), Anglo-French and Middle English balaunce, from Old French balance.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Wallace, Calland, Vallance, Tallant, Ballin, Gallant, Palange

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Ballance Family Origin

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Ballance Family Occupations

What did your Ballance ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ballance occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 16% of Ballance's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Ballance family was Ag Labourer. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ballance.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Ag Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ballance ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ballance Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ballance. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ballance census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Ballance. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Ballance. For the veterans among your Ballance ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ballance Life Expectancy

What is the average Ballance lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Ballance life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Ballance in 1946 was 20, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ballance

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ballance ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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