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Where did the English Beldon family come from? What is the English Beldon family crest and coat of arms? When did the Beldon family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Beldon family history?
The name, Beldon, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Belton, Beltone, Beleton, Beldan, Belden, Belston, Belting, Beldon and many more.
First found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times in the parish of Dunbar. Their history at this place is before the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beldon research. Another 165 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1231 and 1312 are included under the topic Early Beldon History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Beldon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Beldon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 59 words(4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Beldon surname who came to North America were: Angus Belton who settled in Barbados in 1745; after Culloden; Joe Belton settled in Barbados in 1635; Janet Belton settled in South Carolina in 1774; William Belton settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1862.
The Beldon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beldon Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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