The ancestors of the name Belessomb date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in Kent.
Early Origins of the Belessomb family
The surname Belessomb was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Belessomb family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Belessomb research.Another 433 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1317, 1339, 1500, 1557, 1500, 1596, 1651, 1707, 1815, 1589, 1987, 1606, 1684, 1625 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Belessomb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Belessomb Spelling Variations
Belessomb has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Belessomb have been found, including Bellison, Belson, Beleson, Belessone, Bellesson and many more.
Early Notables of the Belessomb family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Beleson, a prominent 14th century landholder in Kent; Blessed Thomas Belson (executed 5 July 1589), an English Roman Catholic layman from... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Belessomb Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Belessomb family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Belessombs to arrive on North American shores: Thomas Belson who arrived in Virginia in 1654.