Presented by the
Newfoundland's Grand Banks Site
to assist you in researching your Family History

Click on the graphic below to return to the NGB Home Page
Newfoundland's Grand Banks

To contribute to this site, see above menu item "About".

How to report a possible transcription error

These transcriptions may contain human errors.
As always, confirm these, as you would any other source material.

Newfoundland's South Coast - BALL



This page is for listings of the surname BALL, and people with research interest.

Bill Crant

Excerpt from Dr. Seary's, Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, MUN 1977.

BALL, a surname of England and Ireland, from an Old Danish personal name f or from various Old and Middle English and Old French words with such meanings as plump, ball, bald, bald place, knoll, or from the English place name Ball (Cornwall). (Reaney, Cottle, Spiegelhalter).

Guppy found the name widespread, Spiegelhalter in Devon, and MacLysaght scattered in Ireland, mainly in Leinster and Ulster.

In Newfoundland:

Early instances: William, fisherman of St. John's or Petty Harbour, about 1739-43 (CO 194.11, 24); Richard, J.P., Ferryland district, 1750 (CO 194.12); James, of Harbour Grace Parish, 1817 (Nfld. Archives HGRC); George, planter of Cuckold's Cove (now Dunfield), 1824 (DPHW 64B); Patrick, of Harbour Grace, 1830 (Nfld. Archives HGRC); Richard, from ? Falmouth, married at St. John's, 1835 (Nfld. Archives BRC); Henry, from Waterford, married at St. John's, 1838 (Nfld. Archives BRC); John, of Grand Bank, 1840 (DPHW 109); William, of Exploits Burnt Island, 1843 (DPHW 86); Elizabeth, of Kings Cove Parish, 1847 (Nfld. Archives KCRC); Abraham, fisherman of Rencontre, 1850 (DPHW 102); George, of Trinity (unspecified), 1856 (Nfld. Archives KCRC).

Modern status: Scattered, especially at Stanhope, Northern Arm and elsewhere in the Gander district and Deer Lake.

Place names (not necessarily from the surname): Ball Island 47-09 55-04, ----- Point 49-31 55-04; Captain Ball Rock 46-42 55-47

Early Instances:



The entries have been supplied by various contributors.

[ Alpha Listing]

Page Revised: July 2002 (Don Tate)

Recent Updates Contact Us

Search through the whole site
Hosted by
Chebucto Community Net

Your Community, Online!
JavaScript DHTML Menu Powered by Milonic
Newfoundland's Grand Banks is a non-profit endeavor.
No part of this project may be reproduced in any form for any purpose other than personal use.

© Newfoundland's Grand Banks (1999-2019)