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Wedding of Hazel Maud Baal (1920- ) and Herbert George Cannon

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A charming 1905 postcard to a Miss Baal of St Martin

Origin of surname

This name is common in various spellings throughout Europe, although not in Normandy. It is of pre 7th century Olde French origins, coming from the word "baud" meaning "joyful", was given probably as a nickname for a "lusty and swaggering youth". There is some confusion with the German and Anglo-Saxon "Baldo", a personal name which means "bold". It can be argued that the meanings are essentially the same, and it is likely that in most countries of Europe it is not possible to isolate the precise origins.

There is a different suggestion for the origin of the name in Charles Stevens' Comprehensive list of Jersey surnames; that it comes from La Baasle, a town in Normandy, but we can find no trace of such a place.

Early Jersey records

The earliest Jersey church record is for the marriage of Jeremie Baal to Elizabeth Machon in St Clement on 6 September 1601. There are 85 baptism records, starting in 1612 with Jean, the son of Jean Baal

Variations

  • Baal
  • Ball (although there is some confusion between this spelling and Baal in Jersey records, it is unlikely that they are actually the same family)
  • Bale

Family records

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Baal family members who served in World War 1





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