In medieval France, the name Belec was first used by a family in the region of Gascogne
. It was a name for someone who lived in Gascogne.
Early Origins of the Belec family
The surname Belec was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering Spain
, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution.
Early History of the Belec family
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Belec Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Belec family (pre 1700)
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... Another 91 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Belec Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Belec family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Belec Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Elisabeth Bélec, who was married in 1799 in St-Roch-L'Aichigan, Quebec
Contemporary Notables of the name Belec (post 1700)
- Vid Belec (b. 1990), Slovenian football goalkeeper
- Charles Bélec (b. 1872), Canadian farmer and politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Pontiac (1930-1935)