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Belenger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, French


Belenger is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Belenger family lived in Nottingham in the midlands of England. However, the family was originally descended from the Bellengers, the Knights of Facomberg in Picardy, France and the name has been corrupted from the name of the French Boulanger family, who were chevaliers (knights) of Hainaut and Flanders.

Early Origins of the Belenger family


The surname Belenger was first found in Nottingham in the midlands of England where they held a family seat from very early times, and granted large estates in that shire, by William the Conqueror, their liege lord.

Early History of the Belenger family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Belenger research.
Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1200 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Belenger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Belenger Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Belenger include Ballenger, Ballinger, Bellinger, Bellenger and others.

Early Notables of the Belenger family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Belenger family to Ireland


Some of the Belenger family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Belenger family to the New World and Oceana


In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Belengers to arrive on North American shores: Frederick Bellinger who settled in New York State in 1710; Henry Bellinger settled in New York in 1709; Marcus Bellinger arrived in New York in 1710; Ann Bellinger settled in Barbados in 1654.

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