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The name Belcourt reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is based on the Old Norse word which means good friends. The name appears in the oldest of all English plays The Mystery Plays. "Lo, here is the Belshere broght ye had bring". A parochial name from Bellecourt, near Perrone in Normandy, it is believed to have arrived in England with the Norman Conquest and the name appears on the Roll of the Battel Abbey as Bellesur.

Early Origins of the Belcourt family


The surname Belcourt was first found in Gloucestershire where they had been granted lands by King William for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Anciently the family held the lands of Bellecourt in Normandy, to which they gave name.

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Early History of the Belcourt family

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Early History of the Belcourt family


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Belcourt Spelling Variations

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Belcourt Spelling Variations


Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Belcourt have been found, including Belcher, Belsher, Belleser, Bellcher, Bellsher, Beleser, Bellesur, Bellecourt, Belcourt and many more.

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Early Notables of the Belcourt family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Belcourt family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Belcourt family to Ireland

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Migration of the Belcourt family to Ireland


Some of the Belcourt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Belcourt family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Belcourt family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Belcourt were among those contributors: Edward Belcher who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1630 and was made a freeman. Jeremy Belcher settled in Ipswick in 1631; after having made the voyage on the 'Susan and Ellen'. Andrew Belcher of Sudbury, Massachusetts settled in 1639. Finally Thomas Belcher settled in Wethersfield in 1640..

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The Belcourt Motto

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The Belcourt Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Loyal au mort
Motto Translation: Faithful unto death.


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