The Norman Conquest
in 1066 brought much change to the island nation, including many immigrants with new names. Among these immigrants were the ancestors of the Belangor family, who lived in Nottingham
in the midlands of England
. However, the family was originally descended from the Bellengers, the Knights of Facomberg in Picardy, France and the name has been corrupted from the name of the French Boulanger family, who were chevaliers (knights) of Hainaut and Flanders.
Early Origins of the Belangor family
The surname Belangor was first found in Nottingham
in the midlands of England
where they held a family seat
from very early times, and granted large estates in that shire, by William the Conqueror, their liege lord.
Early History of the Belangor family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Belangor research.Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1200 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Belangor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Belangor Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Ballenger, Ballinger, Bellinger, Bellenger and others.
Early Notables of the Belangor family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Belangor family to Ireland
Some of the Belangor family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 41 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Belangor family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Belangor or a variant listed above: Frederick Bellinger who settled in New York State in 1710; Henry Bellinger settled in New York in 1709; Marcus Bellinger arrived in New York in 1710; Ann Bellinger settled in Barbados in 1654.