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"BALLANTINE, BALLANTYNE, BALLTNTINE, BALLINYTNE, BALLENDINE. Probably from the knds of Bellenden in the parish of Roberton, Roxburghshire. There is also a Ballinton, Ballintoun or Ballintome mentioned in Stirling Retours. John Ballantyne, Ballentyne or Bellenden, as he is variously known, archdeacon of Moray, was translator of Hector Boece's History and chronicles of Scotland, and of Livy's Roman history into Scottish. Sir Alexander Ballindin was chaplain and prebendary of the Collegiate Church of Methven, 1563 (Methven, p. 55). David Bellenden, cordiner in Maybole, 1630 (RFC., 2. ser. ra, p. 624), and another David Ballenden in Parkend appeared in 1642 (Stirling). Belindain and Bellanden 1660, Bellanetyn 1493. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)
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