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Balbirnie Name Meaning

from Balbirnie in Markinch (Fife) which is recorded as Balebrenin in 1165–71 Balebranin in 1204–28 and Balbrenny in 1293 or from Balbirnie in Ruthven (Angus) which is recorded thus in 161 The place-names both mean ‘farm of the damp place’ deriving from Gaelic baile ‘farmstead settlement’ + braon ‘drizzle ooze moisture’ + the locative suffix -in.from Balbirnie in Markinch (Fife) which is recorded as Balebrenin in 1165–7

Source: The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, 2021


Similar surnames: Balboni, Albini, Baldini, Birnie, Babine, Albin, Babin, Baltimore

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You can see how Balbirnie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Balbirnie family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Balbirnie families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Balbirnie family living in Maryland. This was 100% of all the recorded Balbirnie's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Balbirnie families in 1840.
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In 1940, Salesman was the top reported job for people in the USA named Balbirnie. 100% of Balbirnie men worked as a Salesman. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
    100%
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Between 1965 and 2000, in the United States, Balbirnie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Balbirnie in 1965 was 71, and 87 in 2000.

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