The ancestors of the name Belesghan date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Belesghan family lived in the parish of Belchamp in the county of Essex
having derived from the Old English elements bel,
which means fair,
which means field.
Early Origins of the Belesghan family
The surname Belesghan was first found in Essex
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Belesghan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Belesghan research.Another 593 words (42 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1273, 1500, 1661, 1750, 1750, 1829, 1752 and 1827 are included under the topic Early Belesghan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Belesghan Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Belesghan are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Belesghan include: Belsham, Bellsham, Belshem, Belchamp, Bellchamp, Belesham and many more.
Early Notables of the Belesghan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Belesghan family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Belesghan or a variant listed above: John Belchem, who came to Barbados in 1679; John Belcham, who came to Barbados in 1679; Jame Bellsham, who arrived in Ontario in 1871; and P. S. Belcham, who settled in St. John, N.B. in 1907..