Ballantyne Family History

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Ballantyne Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Ballentine.

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

Similar surnames: Ballantine, Balentine, Barrentine, Wallentine, Allan, Allanson

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Ballantyne Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ballantyne name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ballantyne. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Ballantyne Family Origin

Where is the Ballantyne family from?

Ballantyne Family Occupations

What did your Ballantyne ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ballantyne occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Ballantyne's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Joiner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ballantyne. A less common occupation for the Ballantyne family was Woollen Weaver.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Joiner

  • Woollen Weaver


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

Ballantyne Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Ballantyne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ballantyne 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Ballantyne. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Ballantyne. For the veterans among your Ballantyne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ballantyne Life Expectancy

What is the average Ballantyne lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Ballantyne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ballantyne in 1950 was 51, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ballantyne

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ballantyne 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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