Ballentine Family History

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Ballentine Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from either of two places (in Roxburgh and Selkirk) called Bellenden, of unknown origin.

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

Similar surnames: Ballantine, Allerton, Gillentine, Valentine, Balentine, Mellenthin

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Ballentine Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ballentine name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ballentine. 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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • France


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Ballentine Family Origin

Where is the Ballentine family from?

Ballentine Family Occupations

What did your Ballentine ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Ballentine family was Carter. The most common Ballentine occupation in the UK was House Keeper. 11% of Ballentine's were House Keepers. House Keeper, Agrel Labr and Builder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ballentine.

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  • House Keeper

  • Agrel Labr

  • Builder

  • Carter


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

Ballentine Historical Records

What Ballentine family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Ballentine. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ballentine 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ballentine. 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 Ballentine. For the veterans among your Ballentine ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ballentine Life Expectancy

What is the average Ballentine lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Ballentine life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Ballentine in 1945 was 30, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ballentine

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ballentine 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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