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Balfour Surname History

According to one branch of the Balfour (also spelled Balfowr, Balfore, Balford, and Balfir) family, the family is from Scotland and is Celtic Scottish. The surname Balfour means "quiet pasture" and the motto of the family is "Forward".  Clan Balfour is a full clan with its own tartan - four plaids: royal, hunting, ancient, and blue.  A famous member of the Balfour family is former UK Prime Minister, Lord Arthur James Balfour. Do you know more about the Balfour family and the history of the surname Balfour? If so, please add your knowledge to this page.

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Famous People named Balfour

Famous people in the Balfour family:

  • Lord Arthur James Balfour, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, 1902-1905

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Balfour Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

The Balfour family is from Scotland, in the northeast Highlands to the Kingdom of Fide.   The Balfour family is Celtic Scottish.

Balfour Meaning & Etymology

Balfour means "quiet pasture".  The motto of the Balfour family is "Forward".

Balfour Life Expectancy

According to our database of 1,135 people with the last name Balfour that have a birth and death date listed:

Life Expectancy

66.1
years

Most Common Balfour First Names

According to our database of 2,995 people with the last name Balfour that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:

  • James 6.0%
  • John 5.8%
  • William 4.4%
  • Balfour 3.0%
  • Robert 2.6%
  • Mary 2.0%
  • David 1.8%
  • George 1.7%
  • Margaret 1.4%
  • Elizabeth 1.0%
  • Alexander 0.9%
  • Andrew 0.9%
  • Thomas 0.9%
  • Charles 0.9%
  • Hamilton 0.8%
  • Henry 0.8%
  • Arthur 0.7%
  • Mackie 0.7%
  • Henty 0.7%
  • Adam 0.7%
  • Hobson 0.6%
  • Donald 0.6%
  • Whatmore 0.6%
  • Helen 0.6%
  • Florence 0.5%
  • Catherine 0.5%
  • Annie 0.5%
  • Dorothy 0.5%
  • Alice 0.5%
  • Williams 0.5%
  • Brown 0.5%
  • Agnes 0.5%
  • Michael 0.5%
  • Richard 0.4%
  • Alex 0.4%
  • Hopper 0.4%
  • Frank 0.4%
  • Frances 0.4%
  • Ann 0.4%
  • Gordon 0.4%
  • Frederick 0.4%
  • Herbert 0.4%
  • Ronald 0.4%
  • Joseph 0.4%
  • Martha 0.4%
  • Peter 0.4%
  • Volkmann 0.4%
  • Anna 0.3%
  • Johnston 0.3%
  • Isabella 0.3%

Balfour Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

Balfour may also be spelled Balfowr, Balfore, Balford, and Balfir.

Last names similar to Balfour

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