When Thomas Balmas was born on 1 September 1778, in San Germano, San Germano, Turin, Piedmont, Italy, his father, Elder Michel Balmas, was 54 and his mother, Marie Bertalot, was 39. He married Susanne Menusan about 1798. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 31 July 1852, in his hometown, at the age of 73.
Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Maxima, Anastacio, Arturo, Esteban, Manuel, Rosita.
Catalan: topographic name derived from balma ‘cave, hollow’ (of pre-Roman origin), a common element of placenames.
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