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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from either of two places in Lancashire called Balderston(e), deriving their names from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Baldhere (composed of the elements bald ‘bold’, ‘brave’ + here ‘army’) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.
  • Scottish : habitational name from Balderston in West Lothian, which has the same etymology as 1.

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