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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Dutch : from a reduced form of any of various Germanic personal names formed with the element bald (see Bald).
  • English : variant spelling of Ball 1.
  • Danish : habitational name from a farmstead named Balle, meaning ‘slope’, ‘hill’.
  • Catalan : respelling of Batlle, status name for a steward or official, from Catalan batlle.

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