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The Balfour family name has ancient Scottish and Danish origins. They lived in the barony of StrathOR in Fife, Scotland. The Balfour clan takes its name from the barony of the same name and is located near the joining of the rivers Ore and Leven in Fife, in the parish of Markinch. The family assumed their name from these lands, which they possessed as early as the reign of Duncan I. Many forms of the name are found in mediaeval manuscripts in Scotland and examples of such are Balfure/Balfor/Balfour.


Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, was a prominent British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1902 to 1905. He emphasized the development of Ireland and introduced the concept of ‘Unionism.’ Balfour was also known for his religious interests and authored theological works, including “A Defence of Philosophic Doubt.”

Clan Balfour Badge, Scottish Lowland Clan

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  • Each item begins as a piece of bronze sheet metal.  After a pattern is transferred to the metal, the piece is etched in a salt-water solution.  Each piece is hand cut, sanded, and polished. The pin back is soldered on. A patina has been applied giving the metal that aged look. A clear polymer coating is applied to the face of the badge. 

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