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Balfour Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from any of several places in eastern Scotland named with Gaelic bail(e) ‘village’, ‘farm’, ‘house’ + pùir, genitive case of pór ‘pasture’, ‘grass’ (lenited to phùir in certain contexts). The second element is akin to Welsh pawr ‘pasture’. The principal British family bearing this name derives it from lands in the parish of Markinch, Fife. According to the traditional pronunciation, the accent falls on the second syllable, but these days it is found more commonly on the first.

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


Similar surnames: Alford, Badour, Galford, Baldon, Balcom, Balfe, Halford, Latour

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Balfour Family Origin

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Balfour Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Grocer

    3%
  • Laborer

    3%

In 1880, the most common Balfour occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Balfour's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Balfour. A less common occupation for the Balfour family was Laborer.

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