× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more


The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066 brought the Belamley family name to the British Isles. They lived in Shropshire. The name could also be derived as a nickname meaning my good friend

Early Origins of the Belamley family


The surname Belamley was first found in Shropshire, where they had been granted lands by King William, their liege lord, after the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

Close

Early History of the Belamley family

Expand

Early History of the Belamley family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Belamley research.
Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1689, 1717, 1717 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Belamley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Belamley Spelling Variations

Expand

Belamley Spelling Variations


Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Bellamy, Belamy, Bellamie, Belamie, Bellamey, Bellame, Bellasme, Bellamly and many more.

Close

Early Notables of the Belamley family (pre 1700)

Expand

Early Notables of the Belamley family (pre 1700)


Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy (c.1689-1717), sometimes known as the "Prince of Pirates," an English pirate who operated in the early 18th century. He and his crew captured at least 53 ships under his command making him the wealthiest pirate in recorded history and...
Another 76 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Belamley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Migration of the Belamley family to Ireland

Expand

Migration of the Belamley family to Ireland


Some of the Belamley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 115 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Migration of the Belamley family to the New World and Oceana

Expand

Migration of the Belamley family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Belamley or a variant listed above were: Matthew Bellamy, Schoolmaster, who settled in New Haven in 1638; Edward Bellamy settled in Barbados in 1685. In Newfoundland, Henry Bellamy settled in St. John's in 1819.

Close

Belamley Family Crest Products

Expand

Belamley Family Crest Products



Close

See Also

Expand

See Also


Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest