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Balaban/Balabanski/Balabanska

Posted: 28 Feb 2001 12:31PM GMT
Edited: 11 Jul 2001 6:11PM GMT
Hello, My name is Emily Wheaton, I have
Balaban/Balabanski/Balabanska in my ancestry. My grand
uncle was William Balaban, my maternal grandmother was
Julia Balabanski/a, her parents were Stanley Balabanski/a and Frances Kozure/a. I am not sure as to where in the Ukraine they originated.
Can you help me with any of this by any chance?? Thank
you so much.

Re: Balaban/Balabanski/Balabanska

Iwo (View posts)
Posted: 22 Jul 2001 8:51AM GMT
Hello,

the familly Balabanski, Balaban, Balabanov a very popular in Bulgaria. Balaban is a word that mean
"big, heavy man"
My mothers family is Balabanska. In 1876 after turk represions in Bulgaria two of my them leave Bulgaria and setles in Oregon. All links with them and his children are lost by time, but may be this family is still in use.

Pleace excuse my english

Re: Balaban/Balabanski/Balabanska

Emily Wheaton (View posts)
Posted: 23 Jul 2001 11:31AM GMT
Surnames: Balaban/Balabanski/Balabanska
Hello!!
My great grandmother was Frances Koziura Balabanska, b: 3-5-1894, d: 8-25-1983, Hickory, NC. My great grandfather was Stanley Balabanski, on record I have b: 1-1-1894 and d: 9-1978, Pennsylvania.

I live in Connecticut, if I may ask, where do you live?

I have pictures of Frances and Stanley, if you like, email me directly and I can send them to you to see if you recognize them.

Re: Balaban/Balabanski/Balabanska

vatan özgül (View posts)
Posted: 9 Feb 2002 11:51PM GMT
Classification: Immigration
Surnames: balaban, balabanlı, balabanlılar, balabanlar
Hii,

I am doing a research on "Balaban" tribe who though to migrate from "Dimetoka" (a small town near Turkey's of Greece) to Anatolia. I investigated that there still some Balabans living in Bulgaria. They call them selves as Turk. I wonder if these Balabans migrated to Anatolia are Turk or not. If not what is the origin? Jewish, Greek, any other?

Please give response to my e-mail.

Sincerely

Re: Balaban/Balabanski/Balabanska

Posted: 12 Feb 2002 8:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Jun 2004 9:56AM GMT
Surnames: balaban, balabanlı, balabanlar, balabanlılar
Hii,

It is very excited to hear some knowledges about Balabans the meaning of Balaban which also suits with my datas I collected. I am a member of Balaban tribe living in Turkey. It is told that Balabans immigdated from Balkans at aorund 15th century to Anatolia. I would like to talk with Balabans and share information about historical background of Balabans. My main goal is to investigate the origin of Balabans. my mail adress: vatan74@hotmail.com

Re: Balaban/Balabanski/Balabanska

Irina (View posts)
Posted: 13 Feb 2004 12:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi my name is Irina. I am Balabanska too - my family has came from Greece/Mazedonia part to Bulgaria. I too am trying to find out the origin of the name, but this is as much as I know. We live in the southern part of Bulgaria. I dont know of anyone outside that area to have that name.

Irina

Re: Balaban/Balabanski/Balabanska

Posted: 6 Mar 2004 11:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Jun 2004 9:56AM GMT
Surnames: balaban
Dear Irina,

I am a Balaban tribe member too. Our tribe had immigrated from Dimetoka nearly 550 years ago to Anatolia. ( Dimetoka is in Greece now. It is in the north east part of Greece and South of Bulgaria) I am doing a research about Balaban name and history. There are two thesis that come out from my researchs. One is that Balabans came from Middle Asia and migrated to Northern Black Sea Region and than to Balkanian Countries. The other thesis is that Balabans came to Anatolia and than immigrated to Balkans. Our family members describe themselves as Turkomen but I have also some scientific doubth about being maybe a Jewish Tribe which has connection with Khazars and Ashkenazis.

Sincerely

Vatan

Re: Balaban/Balabanski/Balabanska

gurkan (View posts)
Posted: 4 Feb 2006 11:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: gurevin
I have living at the balabanli village. that village placed south of the odemis. village is established by the balabans of theTurkmens tribe.

Re: Balaban/Balabanski/Balabanska

Posted: 12 Jan 2009 6:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: balabanov
From Dr Tudor Balabanov, he reported that Balaban meant 'drummer' not the same one.

is it possible to be both.

Re: Balaban/Balabanski/Balabanska

Posted: 22 Feb 2009 5:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
hi,
there does seem to be some who emegrated to ukaraine in the 17th century.
my grandfather came from this area and settled in canada
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