Show ContentsBelding History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Belding is one of the oldest family names to come from the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the Old English personal name Bealding, which was originally derived from the name Beald. The name was not recorded before the Conquest. [1]

Early Origins of the Belding family

The surname Belding was first found in Lincolnshire, where Joscius filius Balding was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls during the reign of Richard I. Gilbertus filius Balding was also found in Lincolnshire as recorded in the Curia Regis Rolls form 1212. Alice and John Baldyng were found in the Subsidy Rolls from Sussex in 1327, as was Robert Beldyng in 1332. [1]

As far as understanding spelling variations is concerned, we found this interesting entry: "In 1674, Suffolk Anthony Baldin and Bartholomew Baldinge occur side by side with Baldwin, so that Balding is sometimes a late development of Baldwin." [1]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 included: William Bolding, Salop (Shropshire.) [2] And in Norfolk, John Bolden was listed there 2 Edward VI (during the second year of the reign of Edward IV). [3]

Early History of the Belding family

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Belding Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Belding has undergone many spelling variations, including Balding, Baulding, Baldyne, Bolding, Baldyng, Beldyng, Baldinge, Baldin, Poldin and many more.

Early Notables of the Belding family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Gilebertus filius Baalding, a prominent 13th century landholder in Lincolnshire. Noel Baulduin or Baudouin, was a native of the Netherlands, contemporary with Josquin des Prés, and from 1513 to 1518 chapel-master of the church of Notre Dame at Antwerp, where he died in 1529. Two of his motets were...
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United States Belding migration to the United States +

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. 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 Belding were among those contributors:

Belding Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Richard Belding, who landed in Connecticut in 1635 [4]
  • Samuel Belding, who arrived in New England in 1661 [4]
Belding Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • T Belding, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [4]
  • C C Belding, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [4]
  • J W Belding, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [4]

Canada Belding migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Belding Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Leonard J Belding, who arrived in Canada in 1833

Contemporary Notables of the name Belding (post 1700) +

  • Belding Hibbard Scribner (1921-2003), American physician and a pioneer in kidney dialysis

The Belding 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: Sto Ro Veritate
Motto Translation: I stand for the truth.

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. Rye, Walter, A History of Norfolk. London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, 1885. Print
  4. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook