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Belbin Early Origins



The surname Belbin was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Belbin Spelling Variations


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Belbin Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Belbin has appeared include Beilby, Beelby, Beilbie, Bealbie, Beelbie, Beelbe, Belby and many more.

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Belbin Early History


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Belbin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Belbin research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Belbin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Belbin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Belbin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Belbin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Belbin arrived in North America very early: Adele Catherine Belby, aged 5, who arrived at Ellis Island from Nassau, Bahamas, in 1919; and Joe Belby, aged 38, who arrived at Ellis Island, in 1918..

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