Ballin Family History
Ballin Name Meaning
German and Danish: habitational name for someone from a place so named near Neubrandenburg; the -in ending suggests Slavic origin. French: metonymic occupational name for a maker of straw mattresses, Old French ballin. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Balin. Asturian-Leonese: habitational name from any of the places in Asturies named Vallín, from a diminutive of valle ‘valley’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press