Belleville History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German state of Saxony is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Belleville. In the medieval era, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The ancient dukedom of Saxony derived its name from the Germanic tribe name the Saxons who inhabited the territory after the fall of theRoman Empire.

Early Origins of the Belleville family

The surname Belleville was first found in Saxony, where the name Belleville was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Belleville family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Belleville research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1744 is included under the topic Early Belleville History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Belleville Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Belleville, Bellville, Bellevill, Belville, Belvill and many more.

Early Notables of the Belleville family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Belleville Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Belleville migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Belleville Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Francois Belleville who settled in Louisiana in 1756
Belleville Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Francois Belleville, aged 40, originally from Lyons, France, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Rochambeau" from Le Havre, France [1]
  • Lina Belleville, aged 43, originally from St.Denis, France, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Rotterdam" from BOULOGNE-SUR-MER [2]
  • Susanne Belleville, aged 23, originally from Paris, France, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Niagara" from Le Havre, France [3]

Canada Belleville migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Belleville Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Francois Belleville, who arrived in Montreal in 1653

Contemporary Notables of the name Belleville (post 1700) +

  • Frederic De Belleville (1855-1923), Belgian-born, American stage actor


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67K-Z5M : 6 December 2014), Francois Belleville, 20 May 1919; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name Rochambeau, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6XZ-TMW : 6 December 2014), Lina Belleville, 20 Aug 1920; citing departure port BOULOGNE-SUR-MER, arrival port New York, ship name Rotterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6LN-LPL : 6 December 2014), Susanne Belleville, 07 Mar 1921; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name Niagara, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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