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Numele Bălaşa apare in annalele storice  Ju. Venelin,  din anul 1840 -" Vlaho-bolgarskija ili dako-slavjanskija gramoty"- ( gramatica şi storia  Vlaho-bulgară -daco-slavonică) in pag 342 al doilea nume scris cu litere cirilice in partea sx in sus. Sursa  informatie

 Balasa -Nome di un fiume in Africa tra Eritrea e Etiopia.( confluence of the Balasa with the Mareb at

14°38′N 39°1.3′E.

Balasa- Nome di un lago( Balasa Pokhri of Sikron Village) su un alto piano a 3,110 m in Nepal-

Balassa -località in Niger

According to one family researcher, Balasa is a Romanian name that may have further roots in Greece and the Ottoman Empire. The word "balasa," in Romanian, means "bright, shining, golden" and may have referred to a person or his or her hair. Balasa family researchers still have much to discover about the family, its history, and the entymology of the Balasa surname and may share it here on this user-submitted page for Balasa family history.

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[deleted] Family Balasa, Kois, Ozvald/Ozwald, Gruber

I research family Balasa, because here is hypotesis that some of my family comes from, basing on lists of property, could be related also with family Kois and Ozwald/Ozvald, but this hypotesis is not confirmed, they inherited or bought properties joined with Balasa, very famous and large family. So emailing of information about these families are very welcome. So also beacause of sure neighbourhood or something common with properties I here write something from history of family of Balasa as it is my notices, maybe once used. Also that family Gruber came from Austria and had here very great properties which I  could not count, were divided among several descendants not keeping so great intergrity and instruments as in times of prosperity are not used in such prosperity as before nationalization of private properties by comunism, from grace of the Lord were restituted, but nobody returned gains and integrity of prospering firm.
I met one person from family Balasa who had surname Balaz and said i tis originally Balasa showing me book where was some noble Balasa. I research locality Senec through Sarfia /Blatne/ till Senkvice, Slovakia.

Very popular persons from family of Balasa are for example Imrich Balasa, who died circa 1633, very rich literature about family Balassa, Balasa is in Slovak, Czech, Czechoslovak encyclopedias and Rodove erby na Slovensku I., Jozef Novak. Balasas had very close relationship to Thurzo from letters from 1602-1617. Balasa history is dated from 13th century from some letters and some members of family reached titles baron, count.
Coat of arms of Jan Balasa from 1572 is red shield on which is black head of animal zubor /I could not find in vocabulary/ with gold horns with gold star on right side of head and on left silver halfmoon.
More known is coat of arms of count from times of Maria Teresia, black head of zubor with silver horns, with silver halfmoon under the mouth and gold star over head of zubor with letters M T as Maria Teresia in the star of the coat of arms, which confirmed the title count.
Whole original sign of family surrounds crowned green dragon, all in red shield. The jewel is crowned black female of eagle holding in right hand /extremity/ silver sword with gold handle and in left upward silver arrow with gold feathers, covers are gold-black. Coat of arms i sused from 1664 and letters M T from 1772. The seal has letters: 1603 - E.B.D.G. – Emericus Balassa de Gyarmath, Hungary and 1608 – words EMERICVS* BALASSA* BARO* DE *GIARMATH, baron seals.
The seals of Imrich Balasa says that he was the member of order of Dragon, most important knight order in Hungary, which is dated from 14th century. New decree set Zigmund 1408, only barons could be members. The figure of dragon has not main position in coat of arms.

By Eva Bartosova

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Balasa Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

Bălașa e un nume de origine românesc

Balasa is a Romanian name, the Greek-Albanian roots (I think the name comes from the root Greek Phanariot Balassaki-name already expanded during the Ottoman Empire) but may have roots even gave Antiche that is present in India, and Indonesia which makes me conclude that there are Pelasgian-Thracian Dacian roots, since Alexander the Great said Makedon (Alessandro Magno) Impression conquered an empire reaching the Far East (India and China).Balasa appeared like a name of a lake in Nepal nearest Kaigaon( similarity with Kogaion romanian sacred mountain?),other a name of the  river Balasa (Africa) ,wich confluenced with Mareb river between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Balasa Meaning & Etymology

Nome del etymology Bălaşa = Bălaie (Romanian archaic); Blanche(francese); golden, blonde, bright, radiant, great- bright, brilliant, sunlight; Derivanti  della radice Bălaşa=Bălan(Romanian archaic)[[ significa -bianco;bianco -giallo; oro- e  usato per le razze di cavalli]] mean: white;yellow-white;yellow-golden- the terminology is used for the horses bred.Bălaşa = (inglese). -Blonde, Golden Shining, Shining, glittering, glossy, glowing, refulgent, luminous, radiant, bright, goldAffinia Interpretazioni nome "Balsa = città dell Iberia sing so vast palludi" [external link] / ... / Sul% 20Nome% 20di% 20Otranto.pdf .. "

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Famous People named Balasa

Famous members of the Balasa family:

  • Sabin Bălaşa (born June 17, 1932 in Olt  – died April 1, 2008 in Bucharest) was a Romanian painter. His works are self-described by himself as "cosmic romanticism".
  • Nicolae Bălasa (39 de ani), un inginer mecanic din Dolj, socoteste mental mai rapid decât calculatorul (înmultiri, împartiri, ecuatii de gradul II, radicali de ordinul III si IV)! Fost inginer la Uzina Mecanica Filiasi.

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Most Common Balasa First Names

According to our database of 98 people with the last name Balasa that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:

  • John 8.2%
  • Andrew 6.1%
  • Mary 6.1%
  • Frank 6.1%
  • Joseph 5.1%
  • Walter 5.1%
  • Edmund 2.0%
  • Anthony 2.0%
  • Ladislaus 2.0%
  • Florence 2.0%
  • Rose 2.0%
  • Alexander 2.0%
  • Victoria 2.0%
  • Josephine 2.0%
  • Charles 1.0%
  • Alphonse 1.0%
  • Doris 1.0%
  • Veronica 1.0%
  • Richard 1.0%
  • William 1.0%
  • Valerie 1.0%
  • Sarah 1.0%
  • Constantin 1.0%
  • Angela 1.0%
  • Stanislas 1.0%
  • Kath 1.0%
  • James 1.0%
  • Stanislaw 1.0%
  • Piotr 1.0%
  • Domonik 1.0%
  • Della 1.0%
  • Marion 1.0%
  • Alfred 1.0%
  • Carolyn 1.0%
  • Eva 1.0%
  • Joanna 1.0%
  • Genevieve 1.0%
  • Elizabeth 1.0%
  • Julia 1.0%
  • Florea 1.0%
  • Vasilica 1.0%
  • Jose 1.0%
  • Martha 1.0%
  • Stanley 1.0%
  • Agnes 1.0%
  • Anna 1.0%
  • Virginia 1.0%
  • Parv 1.0%
  • Miklos 1.0%
  • Voda 1.0%

Balasa Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

derivante de la Bălașa se mai poate translitera si in BALAXIA

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