Belfarge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Belfarge family has descended through the lines of the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived on Beverage, an island in the Severn River Estuary. The place name literally means beaver island, which explains the presence of the beaver on the family coat of arms. The surname Belfarge arises from two Old English words: "beofer," which means "beaver," and "ige" which means "island." While the name Belfarge may have arisen in the southwest of England, it is generally associated with Yorkshire and Scotland.

Early Origins of the Belfarge family

The surname Belfarge was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Important Dates for the Belfarge family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Belfarge research. Another 128 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1302, 1666, and 1681 are included under the topic Early Belfarge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Belfarge Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Belfridge, Belfrage, Belfarge and others.

Early Notables of the Belfarge family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Belfarge family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Beveridge who settled in New England in 1685; Mary Beveridge, who settled in Maryland in 1774; Robert Beveridge, who arrived in New York in 1823.

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