Balch Surname Origin
This name is not satisfactorily explained. It may be the Old English balc 'pride' or from the allied bealcian to vociferate; but perhaps more likely it is the dialect balch 'bald'.
Source: Surnames of the United Kingdom, A Concise Etymological Dictionary; Henry Harrison; Vol.1 & 2.; The Eaton Press, 190 Ebury Street, London, S.W; 1912.
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