Ball records on Ancestry

Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Ball family tree. A vast range of data is available to search ranging from census records, births, deaths and marriages, military records and immigration records to name but a few. Free trials are normally available and are a good way to fill out a lot of your tree quickly.

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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Ball Genealogy

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Ball Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources below you will be able to find a birth record and, from that, a birth certificate can be ordered which lists the names of the mother and father, taking you back another generation in your tree. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Ball family tree.

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Some Famous People with the surname of Ball

Alexander BallWiki Sir Alexander John Ball, 1st Baronet (1757 ? 20 October 1809) was a British Admiral and the first British governor of Malta.
Thomas BallWiki Thomas Ball (June 3, 1819 ? December 11, 1911) was an American artist and musician.
Hugo BallWiki Hugo Ball (February 22, 1886 ? September 14, 1927) was a German author, poet and one of the leading Dada artists.
Harvey BallWiki Harvey Ross Ball (10 July 1921 ? 12 April 2001) is the earliest known designer of the Smiley.
Cannon and BallWiki Cannon and Ball are an English comedy double act consisting of Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball.
Johnny BallWiki Johnny Ball (born 23 May 1938) is a British television personality, a great populariser of mathematics and the father of BBC Radio 2 DJ Zo? Ball.
George Wildman BallWiki George Wildman Ball (December 21, 1909 ? May 26, 1994) was an American diplomatBiography.
John BallWiki John Dudley Ball (1911?1988), writing as John Ball, was an American writer best known for mystery novels involving the African-American police detective Virgil Tibbs.
Marcia BallWiki Marcia Ball (born March 20, 1949, Orange, Texas) is an American blues singer and pianist, born in Orange, Texas but who grew up in Vinton, Louisiana.
John BallWiki John Ball, Jr.
John BallWiki John Ball (20 August 1818 ? 21 October 1889) was an Irish politician, naturalist and Alpine traveller, eldest son of an Irish judge, Nicholas Ball and his wife Jane Sherlock.
John BallWiki John Ball (October 1585 ? 20 October 1640) was an English puritan divine.
John BallWiki John Ball (c.
John BallWiki John Ball (November 12 1794 ? February 5 1884) was born at Tenny Hill, Grafton County, New Hampshire.
David BallWiki David James Ball (born 3 May 1959, Blackpool, Lancashire) is an English producer and electronic musician, who has played in bands such as Soft Cell and The Grid, and collaborated with other producers including Ingo Vauk and Chris Braide.
Webb C. BallWiki Webster Clay Ball (October 6, 1847 ? 1922) was a jeweler and watchmaker born in Fredericktown, Ohio.
Michael BallWiki Michael Ashley Ball (born 27 June 1962, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire) is an Olivier Award winning English actor, singer, and radio and TV presenter who is best known for the song "Love Changes Everything" and musical theatre roles such as Marius in "Les Mis?rables", Alex in "Aspects of Love", Caractacus Potts in "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" and Edna Turnblad in "Hairspray" for which he won the 2008 Laurence Olivier Award for best actor in a musical.
Taylor BallWiki Taylor Ball (born December 28, 1987) is an American television and film actor known for his portrayal of Brian Miller in the television sitcom "Still Standing".
Murray BallWiki The New Zealand-born cartoonist Murray Hone Ball (born 1939 in Feilding in the Manawatu) has become known for his "Stanley the Palaeolithic Hero" (the longest running cartoon in Punch magazine), "Bruce the Barbarian", "All the King's Comrades" (also in Punch) and the long-running "Footrot Flats" comic series.
Bobby BallWiki Bobby Ball (born 28 January 1944) is one half of the comedy double act Cannon and Ball, along with Tommy Cannon.
Albert BallWiki Albert Ball VC, DSO & Two Bars, MC (14 August 1896 ? 7 May 1917) was an English First World War fighter pilot and recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" that can be awarded to members of the British or Commonwealth armed forces.
Edward BallWiki Edward Ball (March 21, 1888 ? June 24, 1981) was a powerful figure in business and politics in Florida for decades despite the fact that he never held public office and did not own the assets he controlled.
Kenny BallWiki Kenny Ball (born Kenneth Daniel Ball, 22 May 1930, Ilford, Essex, England) is a British jazz musician, best known as the lead trumpet player in Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen.
John Thomas BallWiki John Thomas Ball QC (24 July 1815 ? 17 March 1898) was an Irish barrister and politician in the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
Margaret BallWiki Blessed Margaret Ball (1515 ? 1584) was born Margaret Birmingham near Skryne in County Meath, and died of deprivation in the dungeons of Dublin Castle.
William L. BallWiki William L.
L. Heisler BallWiki Dr.
Mary BallWiki Mary Ball (1812?1892) was an Irish naturalist and entomologist most noted for her studies of Odonata and for her discovery of the curious phenomenon of stridulation in aquatic bugs.
Walter BallWiki Walter Ball (born 1911, date of death unknown) was cartoonist for the Canadian comic strip feature "Rural Route", which became a familiar fixture in the "Toronto Star" Weekly between 1956 until the publication's demise in 1968.
Joe BallWiki Joseph D.
Martyn BallWiki Martyn Ball (born 26 April 1970 in Bristol) is an English former cricketer.
Percival BallWiki Percival Ball (17 February 1845 ? 4 April 1900) was an English sculptor active in Australia.
Liam BallWiki Liam Ball (born May 17, 1951) was an Irish Olympic swimmer at both the 1968 Mexico City and 1972 Munich Olympic Summer Games, competing in the Men's 100 metres Breaststroke and Men's 200 metres Breaststroke at each.
Ernest BallWiki Ernest R.
Dave BallWiki David Stewart Ball (born January 4, 1981 in Fairfield, California) is an American football defensive end for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League.
Joe BallWiki Joe Ball (4 April 1931 ? December 4, 1974) was professional footballer as a winger.
Kevin BallWiki Kevin Ball aka 'The Hatchet' (born 12 November 1964 in Hastings) is a former professional footballer and now coach.
Jerry BallWiki Jerry Lee Ball (born December 15, 1964 in Beaumont, Texas) is a former professional American football defensive lineman in the NFL.
Jim BallWiki Jim Ball is a Sydney radio personality who can be heard on 2UE (954 AM) and network stations between 12 midnight and 5.
Herman BallWiki Herman Ball (May 9, 1910 ? January 12, 1999) was a football player and coach who was a long-time assistant in the National Football League and served as head coach of the Washington Redskins from 1949 to 1951.
Nicholas BallWiki Nicholas Ball (born 11 April 1946) is an English actor.
Terry BallWiki Terrance James Ball (born November 29, 1944 in Selkirk, Manitoba) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played four seasons in the National Hockey League for the Philadelphia Flyers and Buffalo Sabres.
Neal BallWiki Cornelius "Neal" Ball (April 22, 1881 ? October 15, 1957), the American baseball player, achieved fame on July 19, when he pulled off the first unassisted triple play in Major League baseball history in a game against the Boston Red Sox.
Thomas Henry BallWiki Thomas Henry Ball (January 14, 1859 ? May 7, 1944) was a Texas politician and a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives.
Mother Frances Mary Teresa BallWiki Mother Frances Mary Teresa Ball (born in Dublin 9 January 1794; died 19 May 1861) was the foundress of the Irish Branch of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM).
Larry BallWiki Larry Lavern Ball (born September 27, 1949 in Iowa City, Iowa) is a retired American football linebacker.
David BallWiki David Ball (born June 6, 1984 in Berlin, Vermont) is a professional American and Canadian football wide receiver for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.
Jimmy BallWiki James A.
James Presley BallWiki James Presley Ball, Sr.
C. Olin BallWiki C.
Martin BallWiki Martin Ball is an English theatre and television actor who is currently playing the part of Thenardier in the West End production of Les Mis?rables.
Samuel BallWiki Samuel Ball (born June 29, 1973 in West Virginia) is an American actor.
Lance BallWiki Lance Ball (born June 19, 1985 in) is a free agent American football running back who is a practice squad player for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League.
Sam BallWiki Sam Ball (born June 7, 1944 in Henderson, Kentucky) was a National Football League offensive lineman from 1966 through 1970.
Dave BallWiki David 'Dave' J Ball (born 30 March 1950 in Handsworth, Birmingham, England) is a guitar player who is currently resident of New Zealand but working in various parts of the World.
Charles BallWiki Charles Ball (1780 - ?) was an African-American slave from Maryland, best known for his account as a fugitive slave, "The Life and Adventures of Charles Ball" (1837).
David Standish BallWiki The Right Reverend David Standish Ball (born June 11, 1926) was the seventh Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany in the United States from 1984 to 1998.
Cedric BallWiki Cedric Glenn Ball (born April 16 1968, in Worcester, Massachusetts) is a retired American professional basketball player.
Michael BallWiki Michael Thomas Ball (born 14 February 1932) is an Anglican clergyman and co-founder of the Community of the Glorious Ascension.
Peter Eugene BallWiki Peter Eugene Ball (19 March 1943) is an English sculptor.
Edward BallWiki Edward Ball (November 6, 1811 ? November 22, 1872) was a U.
Lloy BallWiki Lloy James Ball (born February 17, 1972) is an American volleyball player, who represented the United States men's national volleyball team in four Olympics team competitions.
Eric BallWiki Eric Ball (born July 1, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a former professional American football player who played running back for seven seasons for the Cincinnati Bengals and Oakland Raiders.
Sherry BallWiki Sherry Ball (born February 15, 1974 in St.
John BallWiki John Ball (born November 5, 1972 in Newtown, Connecticut) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Rochester Rhinos in the USL First Division.
William BallWiki William Ball (9 April 1886 ? 30 September 1942) was an English professional footballer who played as a full-back.
Alan BallWiki Alan Sheffield Ball (born March 29, 1985 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American football cornerback and safety for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.
Christopher BallWiki Christopher Ball (born 7 July 1936) is a British clarinettist, composer and conductorBall was born in Leeds, England, and studied clarinet and piano at the Royal Manchester College of Music where his contemporaries included Harrison Birtwistle (a fellow clarinet student), Peter Maxwell Davies, Alexander Goehr and John Ogdon.
Jack BallWiki John Thomas "Jack" Ball (13 September 1907 ? 1976) was an English footballer, who played for clubs including Southport, Manchester United, Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield Town and Luton Town.
Carsten BallWiki Carsten Thomas Ball (born 20 June 1987) is a professional Australian tennis player.
Ronnie BallWiki Ronald "Ronnie" Ball (December 22, 1927 ? 1984) was a jazz pianist born in Birmingham, England.
Nathan BallWiki Nathan "Nate" Barker Ball (born May 13, 1983 in Newport, Oregon) works as a host on the PBS Kids show "Design Squad".
Fred BallWiki Frederick Henry Ball (July 17 1915 ? February 5 2007) was an American movie studio executive, actor, brother of comedienne Lucille Ball.
Estil C. BallWiki Estil Cortez Ball (1913-1978) was an American singer-songwriter, fingerstyle guitarist, and country gospel and folk musician from Rugby in Grayson County, Virginia.
John BallWiki John "Johnny" Ball (born 13 March 1925) was an English footballer who played at right back for Manchester United and Bolton Wanderers in the late 1940s and 1950s.
Eugene BallWiki Eugene Ball (born October 12, 1972) is an Australian jazz music composer and acclaimed trumpeter who won the best Australian jazz composition award for "Fool Poet's Portion" in 2008.
Phil BallWiki Philip Ball (born Ocotber 22, 1864 in Keokuk, Iowa - died October 22, 1933 in St.
Michael BallWiki Michael Ball, Jr.
Jason BallWiki Jason Ball (born march 21, 1979 in Fayetteville, North Carolina) is a former professional American football center for three seasons for the San Diego Chargers.
Jim BallWiki James "Jim" Chandler Ball (February 22 1884 ? April 7 1963) was an American professional baseball player who played in the National League for parts of two season spanning 1907-1908.
Keith BallWiki Keith Ball (born 26 October 1940) a English footballer.
Edward BallWiki Edward Ball (February 10, 1859 ? July 31, 1917) was an English cricketer who played for Gloucestershire.
Alex BallWiki Alex Ball born 9 January, 1990 in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England is a rugby union player for Leeds Carnegie in the Guinness Premiership.
Sonja BallWiki Sonja Ball (born on October 20, 1956 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian voice actress.
Lucille BallWiki Lucille D?sir?e Ball (August 6, 1911 ? April 26, 1989) was an American comedienne, film, television, stage and radio actress, model, film and television executive, and star of the sitcoms "I Love Lucy", "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour", "The Lucy Show" and "Here's Lucy".
Tony BallWiki Tony Ball is a British television executive, chairman of Kabel Deutschland and former CEO of BSkyB.
Walter BallWiki George Walter Ball (born September 13, 1877 in Detroit, Michigan - December 15, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois) was a baseball player in the Negro Leagues.