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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.

Belec Early Origins



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.

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Belec Spelling Variations


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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.

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Belec Early History


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Belec Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Belec research. Another 203 words (14 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.

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Belec Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Belec Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Belec (post 1700)


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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)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    9. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Belec Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Belec Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 14 April 2016 at 13:42.

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