. It was a name for someone who lived in Gascogne.
The surname Belec was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering
, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Belec research.Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1376, 1432, 1665, 1788, and 1866 are included under the topic Early Belec History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations
of the name Belec, including Belec, Bellec, Bellac, Belic, Belif, Le Bellec, Bellecq, Bellocq, Du Belley and many more.
Notable amongst the family at this time was many important individuals. At this time the Bellocq's house and lands were located near the Church of Saint-Julien and belonged to, rather than the name Bellocq, a family previously named Guicharnaud. From Pierre de Guicharnaud and from his son Jean de Bellocq came a direct line leading to Isabeau de Bellocq. Her nephew, Claude Hourcade, became juror of Lescar in 1788, and his... Another 71 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Belec Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.