Who can see your post?Your post will show up in News Feed, on your profile and in search results.
4,816 BALCH members around the world
Stay informed about BALCH Family online & offline events!
0 BALCH Members Joined
Our in-person family gatherings
Our digital global family gatherings
Ireland's President Higgins family message
Our TEDx talk about family gatherings
BALCH Family HistoryThis name, with variant spellings Baulch, Belch, Belk, Boakes, has two distinct possible origins, the first being a metonymic occupational name for someone involved in the erection of roof-beams. The derivation in this case is from the Medieval English "balch" or "belch", itself coming from the pre 7th Century Old English "balca", a balk or beam. The word may also have been used metaphorically for a man of stout, heavy build. The second possibility is that the name originated as a nickname from the Medieval English "balche" or "belche", literally meaning "swelling", but used chiefly in the sense of "swelling pride" or arrogance.
PublicAnyone on or off Wales101
FriendsYour friends on Wales101
SpecificOnly show to some friends
Only meOnly you can see your post
Invite more BALCH family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the BALCH tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest
Show off the BALCH Family Crest…
Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from