The ancestors of the Beland family lived in the French province of Champagne
. Beland was a name for a person who lived in Champagne.
Early Origins of the Beland family
The surname Beland was first found in Champagne.
Early History of the Beland family
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Beland Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Beland include Béland, Beland, Bellan, Béllan, Beslan and others.
Early Notables of the Beland family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family during this period was Henri-Ferdinand Bellan, a famous painter in Paris during the nineteenth century. Also prominent was Leopold Desire Bellan, the president of the municipal council of Paris who in 1889 founded a store of clothes, lace, and... Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Beland family to the New World and Oceana
In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, Acadia were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Beland were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Beland were
Beland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Mathurin Béland, who settled in Neuville around 1675
Beland Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jean-Baptiste Béland set foot in St. Augustin in 1700
Beland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Beland, aged 19, who emigrated to America from Ireland, in 1892
Beland Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Henri S. Beland, aged 49, who settled in America from London, England, in 1918
- Jeanette Beland, aged 21, who landed in America from London, England, in 1918
- Mary Beland, aged 18, who settled in America from Woodford, Ireland, in 1922
- Michael Beland, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1922
- Josef Beland, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1923
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Beland Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Jean Béland, archbishop of Rouen, Normandy, settled in St. Éloi in 1655
- Laurant and Rolin Béland, who arrived in Montreal in 1688
Beland Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Henri S Beland, aged 55, who settled in Canada Ottawa, in 1925
- Henriette Beland, aged 41, who settled in Canada Ottawa, in 1925
Contemporary Notables of the name Beland (post 1700)
- Louis A. Beland, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Claremont, 1938 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Daniel Beland, former Canadian figure skater
- David Beland, Canadian Olympic athlete
- Joseph Béland (1843-1929), Canadian politician in Quebec
- Jean-Louis Béland (b. 1932), Member of the National Assembly of Quebec
- Henri Sévérin Béland (1869-1935), Canadian physician, politician, member of Parliament
- Pierre Ferdinand Béland, Canadian lawyer from Athabaska, Quebec from 1864 to 1895