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Origin of the name Balsiger

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Origin of the name Balsiger

Joerg Balsiger (View posts)
Posted: 7 Mar 2002 11:56PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Balsiger
I'm just amazed about all that's to be found on the Balsigers! Here's my two cents worth (told to me by my late grand father Ernst Balsiger, born 1908).

The name Balsiger originates from the two words Palme (palm tree) and Sieger (winner). Apparently, some branch of the Balsigers used to be merecenaries and regularly winning competitions where the first pricze was a branch of a palm tree. According to my grandpa, Palmensieger (winner of the palm) became Balsiger. For this reason, the family banner that has been handed down through my branch has apalm tree in it (flanked by two stars).

Does anybody know if this is true?
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Joerg Balsiger 8 Mar 2002 6:56AM GMT 
Charlotte Balsiger 21 Sep 2006 4:46AM GMT 
Jörg Balsiger 21 Sep 2006 6:58PM GMT 
Charlotte Balsiger 27 Sep 2006 11:21PM GMT 
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