Beld History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Beld is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a beltmaker.

Early Origins of the Beld family

The surname Beld was first found in Essex, where Arnold and Robert Belt(e) were first listed in the Feet of Fines in 1203. Years later, Benedict le beleter was listed in the Freemans Rolls of Yorkshire in 1295. [1]

Important Dates for the Beld family

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Beld 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 Beld has appeared include Belt, Beltie, Belts and others.

Early Notables of the Beld family (pre 1700)

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Beld migration to Canada

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 Beld arrived in North America very early:

Beld Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Ditrich Beld, who arrived in Manitoba in 1876

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Citations

  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
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