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Bellman Surname History



In ancient Scotland, the Picts were the ancestors of the first to use the name Bellman. It was a name for a bellman or town crier.


Early Origins of the Bellman family


The surname Bellman was first found in Caithness (Gaelic: Gallaibh), the northern tip of Scotland, a Norse/Viking controlled region from the 9th century, which became the Earldom of Caithness, where they had been settled from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Bellman family


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Bellman Spelling Variations


The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Bellman has been spelled Bellman, Beelman, Belman, Bellmon and others.

Early Notables of the Bellman family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bellman family to the New World and Oceana


This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Bellman:

Bellman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christian Bellman who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1732

Bellman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. William Bellman U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Bellman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Vincent Bellman, (b. 1808), aged 31, Cornish plaster travelling aboard the ship "Amelia Thompson" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 30th September 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  • Mrs. Jane Bellman, (b. 1809), aged 30, Cornish dressmaker travelling aboard the ship "Amelia Thompson" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 30th September 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  • Mr. Bolliver Bellman, (b. 1835), aged 4 years 6 months, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Amelia Thompson" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 30th September 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  • Mr. William Bellman, (b. 1837), aged 2, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Amelia Thompson" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 30th September 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  • Miss Anne Bellman, (b. 1832), aged 7, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Amelia Thompson" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 30th September 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
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Contemporary Notables of the name Bellman (post 1700)


  • John "Jack" Hutchins Bellman (1864-1931), American retired Major League Baseball catcher
  • Richard Ernest Bellman (1920-1984), American applied mathematician, celebrated for his invention of dynamic programming
  • Jonathan Bellman (b. 1975), American musicologist
  • Samuel H. Bellman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1956
  • Harry Bellman, American politician, Industrial Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1916
  • Gina Bellman (b. 1966), New Zealand-born, Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress nominated British actress
  • Carl Michael Bellman (1740-1795), Swedish poet and composer

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Citations


  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf


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