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The name Belman began among the descendants of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. It was a name for a bellman or town crier.

Belman Early Origins



The surname Belman 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.

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Belman Spelling Variations


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Belman Spelling Variations



Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Belman has appeared Bellman, Beelman, Belman, Bellmon and others.

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Belman Early History


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Belman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Belman research. Another 128 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1398, 1505, 1663, and 1735 are included under the topic Early Belman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Belman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Belman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Belman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Belman name:

Belman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Belman, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1749

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Contemporary Notables of the name Belman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Belman (post 1700)



  • Mitch Belman, American editor, best known for his work on Kortney & Dave: By Request (27 episodes) and Pick a Puppy (5 episodes)
  • Jamie Belman (b. 1985), English actor, best known for his role as Michael Conwaywork in television series Emmerdale and for his roles in Somers Town (2008), Missed Connections (2012)
  • José Francisco Belman González (b. 1971), Spanish retired footballer

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    4. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
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